by Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Wednesday 19 February 2014

Israeli-based artist Yael Mer created the drawstring Head Hand Bag in 2008 by moulding flat felt in the shape of a human face. The result is a handbag that looks like it’s harboring the unsavory contents of a chopped-off head.

The work is now part of MoMA’s Design and Violence curatorial experiment exploring the societal manifestations of violence, and as the curators put it: ‘It’s a handbag that asks today’s rebel fashionista: What’s the point of going through all the trouble of seducing and decapitating your oppressor if you’re just going to conceal your victory in a Coach weekender?’ Yeah, go figure.

Via Design and Violence