You are looking at an absolutely fabulous vintage hand beaded purse. As you can see, it fits over the wrist.
The floral/bird detail is done on both sides!! I have lightened some of the photos to show you the detail/colors, but the true color is most like the main photo and the close up of the bird and roses.
The beadwork is outstanding: as you can see, the roses are done in pearlized type white beads. The purse features ornate designs, done in bronze beads. All of this really "pops" against the black beaded background.
The inside is done in deep burgundy leather and is in A+ condition; the leather is still soft.
The only things to note are: there are a couple areas where the black beaded trim on the handle would have twisted through bronze beaded loops. Two of the bronze loops are missing, so the black beaded trim is a bit loose. This could be easily stitched if desired, but it's not necessary. I tried to show this in the last photo. There doesn't appear to be any beaded fringe missing, but there are a few strands that show some of the threads at the top. As you can see by the pictures, there is one strand of fringe which is a bit longer than the others. This strand appears tightly stitched to the body and not one of the ones that appear loose.
I don't see any missing beads, so if they are there, they are very hard to find.
This outstanding purse measures approximately 13 ½" long, which includes the handle and the fringe (the fringe is 2" long); it's 5 3/8" wide. The handle is 1 ¼" wide and is 4" long.
This is a gorgeous vintage purse which you will not doubt love.
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