Former graphic designer Maral Rapp's focus on detail and craft, commitment to personal style, and deep love for vintage objects are much of what drives her. Drawn to the flashy, fluid metal of Mid Century and Art Deco mesh flapper purses, Maral was inspired to incorporate the iconic handbags in a more wearable, contemporary style with the creation of this singular, metal mesh jewelry.
Working from her Oakland, California studio she presents swatches of the reclaimed mesh as small jewels, as artifact, detailing them with precious metals. Rich with history yet decidedly modern, the resulting works offer this storied material in a fresh, accessible, and ultimately more personal way. And did you know? Flappers are now considered the first generation of independent American women — pushing barriers in economic, political, and sexual freedom for women. Wear your own little piece of THAT history. 🖤