Foldaway shopping bag featuring the artwork The Hunt by Scottish artist Robert Burns, from the National Galleries of Scotland collection. The image is printed on both sides of the canvas which is 100% cotton with recyclable faux leather straps and details.
This compact and eco-friendly shopping bag, folds away for easy storage in your handbag and opens easily to provide ample space for all your shopping. The bag fastens with a frontal button clip, and it is fitted with a full-length zip to ensure all your goods are kept safe inside.
The vibrant colours and patterns of this panel provide an exotic jungle-like setting for the Roman goddess Diana, and her nymphs. The wild birds and animals, including the striking leopards at the front, allude to her role as the goddess of hunting. The panel is filled with exuberant rhythm and energy characteristic of 1920s design. It was created as part of the ambitious first floor decoration for Crawford's Tea Rooms at 70 Princes Street, Edinburgh. Burns was responsible for every detail of the interior design from the murals to the cake-stands.
Robert Burns (1869 - 1941) was an early exponent of the Art nouveau style in Scotland and an outstanding decorative artist. He returned to Edinburgh after periods studying in London and Paris and travelling in North Africa. A talented painter and designer, Burns followed the example of artists of the Arts and Crafts movement, engaging in projects involving a variety of materials. These also furthered the relationship between the arts, commerce, and industry. His most famous and complete interior designs were for Crawford's Tea Rooms on Princes Street. He combined commercial projects with teaching and became Head of Painting at Edinburgh College of Art