Sheila Bridges Harlem Toile Book Tote

Sheila Bridges Harlem Toile Book Tote

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An elegant structured canvas tote features Harlem Toile de Jouy by the celebrated New York City–based interior designer Sheila Bridges (American, b. 1964). This contemporary vision of 18th-century toile—a classic French fabric abounding with pastoral imagery—riffs on old stereotypes: women styling hair, men playing basketball, girls enjoying a round of Double Dutch.

The motif originates from Bridges's tenacious search for an existing toile that suited her sensibility as a decorator, as well as her perspective as an African American woman living in Harlem. She created Harlem Toile de Jouy as a custom expression of her personal style and a thoughtful reflection upon history, politics, and culture. Simultaneously joyous and meditative, Harlem Toile de Jouy is an invitation to join Bridges in musing on the intricacies of the Black experience.

  • 100% cotton canvas
  • Open top
  • 15 1/2"H x 13 3/4"W
  • 13" handle drop
  • Wipe clean
  • Collabo piece from METXSheila

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