Cat handbag

Cat handbag

A dead cat has been turned into a handbag.

A New Zealand artist Claire Third decided to create a furry cross body bag out of the dead corpse of a fluffy feline because she thought the house animal had a ''nice face'', although the body was ''squashed.''

Claire auctioned off the couture piece on the online marketplace Trade Me for $1,400 Australian dollars, which described the item as ''artistic passions and desire to engineer the surreal, particularly using feral and domestic felines.''

Speaking to Stuff newspaper, Claire said: ''He had a particularly nice face, and the rest of him was squashed.''

The bag has reportedly been sold for $400 Australian dollars.