This is a very finely woven old kete or flax purse measuring 13 1/2" long, 8 1/2' high, and virtually flat through...suitable as a clutch purse. It is definitely an older piece...probably aged around 30 years or more by look of it....split on one side seam ...just needs a few stitches to fix but not really that noticeable. A lovely old collectible piece of weaving....possibly of New Zealand Maori origins but could be from one of the Pacific Islands groups also.
At Molloy's of Milford Antiques Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
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