Here is a great 1940's purse. I believe that it is made of a very tiny pleated rayon crepe material. The handle is also crepe but without the pleats. The clasp is made of clear lucite and when pushed back the pure opens. The frame is brass but you don't see much of it when the purse is closed. The inside is lined and has a small envelope type coin purse. There are also two mirrors in an inside pocket. It does not have anything to make the bottom stiff so when the purse is empty it is completely flat. I stuffed it with tissue paper to show what it would look like full. Excellent condition with no holes or other damage. When flat it measures 17" X 8 3/4".
REDUCED Vintage 1940's Pleated Crepe Purse With Lucite Clasp