Anuschka Hand-Painted Leather Fold Over Slouch Handbag
"This is fun, fun art! If you like animal prints, if you like butterflies, if you like henna (that we just came up with), this bag really blends all of that in! It takes all the beautiful things that we do on different bags and it really brings it all together. It creates its own little character. There is so much chemistry between all the different kinds of art that we are doing here!" -- Anuschka designer Bhaskar Basu
A classic style, reinvented with artful brilliance. Designed from supple pebbled leather, Anuschka's special painting technique maintains the soft feeling while turning the bag into wearable art. Indulge your inner artist, no matter the occasion, since the timeless silhouette will always be fashionable. Imported.
- Tribal Lily - Lush flowers on a geometric background
- Collage - A medley of the best Anuschka paintings
- Dancing Peacock -Peacock feathers on a geometric background
Designed to keep you organized, the exterior features an open pocket on the front and a zip pocket on the back. Inside, the bag includes a zip pocket and open pockets.
Push lock closure on top flap. Antique-finish hardware. Features an interior key leash to keep track of your keys. You’ll receive one sleeper bag to protect your handbag when not using it. Lined with signature woven Anuschka lining. Handbag measures 15”L x 4-1/4”W x 10”H. Handle drop measures 7". Handbag weighs 1.54 pounds. Made of leather. Wipe clean with slightly damp cloth, do not use any chemicals or cleaning products. One year manufacturer's warranty against defects, normal wear and tear not covered by warranty, use of any chemical or leather protecting agent will void the warranty.
Creating Anuschka Items:
Each Anuschka item starts with the individual selection of leather, and then each piece is cut by hand. From here, the item is detailed with meticulous precision. The artist's guarantee with each piece is that the artwork was designed by Roma and Bhaskar Basu, and completely hand painted without using any special technology like an air brush to create the effects and finish. The colorful artwork transforms each object into timeless art, with a wide range of patterns and rich, muted colors. Adding flair to anything you wear, your Anuschka piece complements every occasion with its exotic appearance and practical organization. You'll notice tiny marks in the leather, which are evidence of the natural characteristics of the supple leather that enhance the beauty of the product.
In the early 1980s, Swapan Basu and wife Roma began a hand painted accessories business. Swapan focused on creating a special painting process for handbags, and Roma designed each of the paintings for the bags. Their son, Bhaskar became involved in the family business after college, and founded Basu Corporation in 2000. Utilizing the closely guarded painting technique, the first Anuschka® handbag was sold in September of 2000, and the company has continued to grow the business by focusing on handbags that blend art and function. Today the company has 30 artists, with designs sold around the globe.
Every Anuschka® handbag begins with carefully selected rich and supple leather crafted into fine handbags with practical features, precise handcrafted workmanship, signature lining, custom made hardware and branded zippers. The hand painted art on each of the Anuschka® bags is a feast for the eyes. The colors are a powerful element in each design, plus the wide range of abstracts, imaginary, and natural scenes depicted in muted colors of all shades and hues, transforms each handbag into an object of timeless art. The artwork is designed, and then translated one article at a time by expert craftsmen, creating one-of-a-kind works of art in every handbag.
Anuschka® bags are perfect for the woman who appreciates art, enjoys high quality handbags, fine leathers, and seeks to incorporate beauty with function.
About Bhaskar Basu:
Son of Swapan and Roma Basu, Bhaskar grew up watching his parents working hard to build their business in India. He spent summers working with them, watching his mother design and train artists, and watching his father select the leather and coordinate the process flow.
Bhaskar chose to go to college at an American university, where he received a degree in Business Administration. In 2000, he founded the Basu Corporation with his parents. As the business grew, Bhaskar got more involved in trend research and design.
Today, Roma and Bhaskar work as a team and have succeeded in bringing original designs, capturing the fashion of the season as well as the lifestyle of the people who wear Anuschka® bags.