25 Sep '16, 2pm

Roadkill couture: New Zealand woman makes handbag out of dead cat

more stories from this episode Maybe you’ve seen purses made from snakeskin on the catwalk, but Claire Third has created a whole new style: she has made a purse using a cat. The listing for the bag describes it as “”a very stylish handbag …for the girl that has everything.” (Trademe.co.nz) The Christchurch, New Zealand artist and taxidermist sourced the bag’s material, a ginger tomcat, from the side of a country road. It was dead when she found it. She kept the dead cat in her freezer for three months while she looked for the owner. When no one claimed the body, she made it into a purse. Third sold the bag on Trademe.co.nz earlier this week for about $520 CAD. Reactions in the Q&A section of the website were polarized.

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