Sylka by Karie Sylvester Takes a Papercraft Approach to Purses

By: Karie Sylvester - Published:   Updated: Jul 18 2011 • References: sylka & sylka1.etsy
The art of Japanese origami has made an intriguing crossover to the world of handbags with Sylka by Karie Sylvester. This range of handbags and accessories was inspired by origami and modern structural forms, using clever pattern cutting with leather and vintage fabrics.

Each origami-inspired piece in Sylka by Karie Sylvester--whether it is a handbag, clutch or purse--has been constructed from a single piece of leather or fabric--just like traditional origami.

Implications - The designs are equally as elegant as any paper art you'd find from Japanese masters of origami and all of the purses pair well with spring and summer apparel. What kind of crazy origami-inspired bags will they come up with next? Perhaps ones that can be folded into a crane? Or, better yet, a frog?

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