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Bottega Veneta Vintage Red Butterfly Print Wood Frame Clutch


Butterflies signal love, grace, time, and transformation. Bottega Veneta, which was started during the mid-1960s in Vicenza, has always evoked the energy and style of the Veneto, making this quiet creature an apt muse for its brand. Known for fine craftsmanship and attention to detail, Bottega Veneta’s wood-framed clutch features a flutter of butterflies over a vermillion red surface. The butterflies are created with a discharge print process, where a bleach-like liquid is printed in a butterfly pattern over the red-dyed fabric, removing the red dye and leaving white butterflies.

This fabric has then been overprinted with yellow, pink, blue and a touch of metallic gold to give the wings an iridescent glint. The wood frame, which is finished with light stain, has rounded edges and brass interior hinges. The seamless fabric has been expertly gathered up into the mouth of the frame, which is finished on the interior with a stiffened fabric-covered backing. This lovely clutch plays beautifully with a flowing maxi dress or crisp style lines.


Wood frame width: 9 inches

Bag height: 6.5 inches

Length measured across the bottom: 12 inches

Depth: 7 inches

This vintage mid-1980s clutch handbag from Bottega Veneta is in excellent condition. A lightly stained wooden frame with interior brass hinges provides overall structure to the bag. The main compartment is constructed from butterfly print cotton fabric that is expertly gathered into the wood frame.

A Bottega Veneta signature plate is affixed to the stiff interior fabric-covered backing. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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