1695 Bookish Cigar Box Purse
“There is no friend as loyal as a book”. Ernest Hemingway This image of a bookcase filled with old books is such a thing of beauty! I can almost smell it- can you? What a perfect gift for avid readers and lovers of books or collectors of books everywhere! The upcycled cigar box purse starts out as a brown, wooden, Mi Querida, Parejo, Hencho, Largo cigar box with dovetail details in the corners. It has a gorgeous seal that wraps to the back and I have left it as is and intact for authenticity sake. The inside has been lined in beautiful padded black velvet and black lace trim and the handle is done in all black, wooden beads and a black tassel. I painted the back or the box black and sealed it with a protective coating. The cigar box purse has been flipped so that the opening is now on the top and the original closure remains along with an added crystal knob closure for added security. Eight gold purse feet have been added to the back and bottom for protection. Gold corner protectors guard the back even further. Gold hardware has been attached to the sides so that you may add a strap that you already own. This makes these little cigar box purses of mine versatile in that they can be worn by the handle, over the shoulder or cross- body. I sell straps and gold and silver cross body chains too. The chain in the last photo is available, but not included. 6.75 x 8.5 x 2.25″** THIS IS AN AUTHENTIC CIGAR BOX PURSE, SO SMALL FLAWS INFLICTED BY THE SMOKERS OF THE CIGARS ARE TO BE EXPECTED! They only add character and charm! Large flaws will be noted in the description. If you don’t like what you see, I can do custom cigar box purses and can include anything you like!- pictures of family members, pets, places- you name it! I always ship insured. Feel free to call or text me with questions. 813-416-7071 Please sign up for email via this site to get in on sales and new products. Also please follow Humadorables by Susan on Facebook and Instagram. https://www.facebook.com/Humadorables/ https://www.instagram.com/humadorablesbysusan/
Here is the link to purchase the chain. Use coupon code: SHIPCHAIN at check out to take shipping charges off of the chain when adding to a cigar box purse purchase and add in comments if you would like gold or silver. https://humadorablesbysusan.com/product/silver-gold-cross-body-chains/
History: Mi Querida (pronounced “me kay-ree-dah”) literally translates as “my dearest”, however it is a rather provocative word within Nicaragua used to expressly describe your secret mistress. While this may sound like an oxymoron, it is not. It is not uncommon in the culture for a man to have a mistress that is both known by and basically approved of by his wife, whereas the “Mi Querida” is the woman who neither his wife or mistress know about or would ever approve of. It was introduced in 2016, marking Steve Saka’s first Broadleaf cigar after his departure from Drew Estate.