This 1960s Mantessa brand handbag purse was made in Japan. The exterior is crocheted beige raffia straw, decorated with two rows of semi-circle scallops at the bottom in root beer colored amber faceted oval plastic beads. The hinged swing handle is clear Lucite with root beer sides. The interior is lined in ribbed linen-like fabric with a zippered side pocket. There are four brass feet on the underside. The cloth label reads Mantessa Hand Made in Japan with a gold crown logo.
The purse is in clean, gently used condition. Some of the raffia fiber threads along the upper frame have some contact wear, but nothing is coming undone. Measurements: 11-1/4" widest part of center, 10" wide across the bottom, 7" wide across the top frame, about 3" deep front to back, 11 inches high to top of handle.
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