While sculpture has always been a defining part of her artwork, Kimberly Chalos realized making a living from her sculptures was not an easy accomplishment. During her time working as a furniture maker she became interested in primitive art of different cultures. While making a reproduction of a northwest coast Tlingit rattle she noticed the rattle sitting upside down on her work table and thought of what a unique handbag it would be. From that thought came a whole line of beautiful hand carved handbags which are all are totally functional, fully lined inside and will catch everyone’s attention.
Above: Kimberley Chalos, “Little Jimmy Bag.” Wood and leather. Photo by Amanda Shackleford.