"Erté Deco Nile" Cotton Canvas Tote, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Functional as well as fashionable, this eye-catching printed canvas tote showcases a bold illustration by Romain de Tirtoff (French, born Russia, 1892–1990), better known as Erté. Motifs from both ancient Egypt and Art Deco feature in its artful design.
The artist enjoyed a multifaceted career as a costume and set designer; he is especially renowned for the fabulous covers he created for Harper’s Bazaar magazine from 1915–1936. The Met houses an important collection of Erté's original gouaches.