Patricia Smith Moon Bags were designed by artist Patricia Smith. They were made from the late 1970's until the mid 1990's and weren't mass produced. Today Patricia Smith Moon Bags and accessories are sought after collector's items. There are a variety of styles of Moon Bags and most have distinctive lacquered panels, handles or accents that were hand painted by Patricia Smith.
Here is my navy leather needlepoint Moon Bag from 1984. This bag features needlework on the front and back and a removeable hand painted lacquered panel. It can be used as a shoulder bag or a clutch (the shoulder strap can be tucked inside the bag). Needlepoint Moon Bags and belts were sold as kits. The needlework was do-it-yourself, and when the needlework was completed, the kits were sent to Moon Bags Inc for assembly.
I won this fabulous bag on eBay along with the fab matching hand painted lacquered belt buckle and needlepoint belt canvas below.
I also have two other fab Patricia Smith needlepoint Moon Bags and a fab needlepoint belt (matching one bag) that I'll be auctioning on eBay. They will be up for auction on eBay at favouritevintagefinds for 10 days starting Sunday night, May 5. I'll feature one of the Moon Bags up for auction and the matching belt here on the blog next week.