Witches unique bag design

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  • ABOUT

      Self-Possession ⸰ Reclamation ⸰ Wild Power

      Handcrafted in England

      ⦁ Triple bonded shower proof twill - incredibly strong

      ⦁ Vegan

      Witches celebrates the channelling of a fundamental power and poise; shattering the constraints of those who fear you. The subversive genius who’s art set Victorian era London on fire combines with the poetess whose witch-words re-cast poetry.

      Comes in a stunning reusable 'Bags Of Ethics' cotton shoulder sling dust bag incorporating the ART WRD Welcome Poem. 

  • The art

    • Aubrey Beardsley illustration for Le Morte Darthur 1893

      Bold unflinching artwork is from Beardsley’s first major commission. Already we see here his revolutionary graphic style. The simplicity  and purity of his line, areas of detail, and untouched paper backgrounds contrasting with bold masses of flat black are entirely novel.In this simplicity he achieves incredibly deep and powerful characterization. His witches aren’t crones. They are upright, proud. One gazes with defiance, challenge, power at the viewer. They’re downturned, arch, disdainful mouths and androgenous figures aggressively critique Victorian concepts of sexuality, beauty and gender. Their faces are haloed by hair like a compelling mass of wild, flowing energy….

      Inside Witches is a link to its Exploration Page where you can find out more and sign up to its creative world.

  • The words

    • Emily Dickinson 1830 - 1886

      "Witchcraft was hung, in History,
      But History and I
      Find all the Witchcraft that we need
      Around us, every Day—"

      Beardsley challenged, subverted and innovated in the most public of forum’s. He skillfully exploited his fame and the cultural milieu in which he and his work existed. Dickinson turned inwards, shutting out much of society - and through this she was able to achieve a similar outcome. 

      Four years after her death her poetry became a stunning success, she now stands as one of the most important American poets - read widely across people of multiple ages and interests. 

      Dickinsons independence of mind is expressed through a powerful honesty and inhibition in her work. She challenged the existing definitions of poetic form, the poet's work and womanhood. Her poems at once witty, satirical, ironic and wry display a strong sense of self as a poet and a woman, they’re overarching moral vision breaking or transcending oughts, shoulds and cultural constraints.

      Dickinson lived just a few miles from where the Salem witch trial hangings would have taken place. She challenges these events and their influence, asserting the persistence of witchcraft - a recurring resurrection and also a living thing - not simply hung on a wall, as an example, to look at.

      Dickinson refers to the writing of Elizabeth Browning as ‘tomes of solid Witchcraft’. Elsewhere she re-writes enchantment and hysteria as a ‘divine insanity’. She sees nature, god and witchcraft as one and creates a symbolic bond between women writers and witches. Standing in opposition to a traditional Christian patriarcal narrative. Art and nature is witchcraft, which is liberation.   

      Inside Witches is a link to its Exploration Page where you can find out more and sign up to its creative world.

  • Handcrafted in England

    • We use the best organic non-toxic leather

      ART WRD wallet leather is created from an ancient Italian technique using 100% natural, non-toxic, tannins from plants. These give the leather an unmistakable warm and brilliant shade that becomes more intense with daily use and the passing of time.

      Our pioneering printing lasts a lifetime

      In Nottingham, England we work with leather printing pioneers. Utilizing their specialist procedures, artworks are re-created like a tattoo, with ink absorbing deeper into the leather, resulting in unparalleled colour vibrancy, image quality and colour durability.

      Our wallets are crafted by highly-skilled, passionate people

      Just across the Nottinghamshire Wolds in Melton Mowbray our card holder wallets are handcrafted in small batches using traditional methods. This, along with the natural variation in these artisan products, means each one is unique. Expertly made to the very highest quality, they are full-leather (no nylon inners), double-stitched at pressure points and then lined with leather for durability, accessibility, and refinement.

      In short, ART WRD card holder wallets are made to inspire you and be loved for a lifetime.

      Wallet size

      ⸰ Card holder wallets are 97x70mm

      ⸰ High-quality leather adjusts to hold up to 6 credit cards or equivalent in 3 separate sections

      (for example: 4 credit cards + 1 driving licence + a few tickets, loyalty cards etc.)