This is a beautiful vintage hand beaded purse made by "Bags by Josef” in France. The purse dates to the 1950s-60s. The embroidery work is called tambour which is a chain stitch. The tambour work is done in many shades of pink, green, yellow and blue. This gorgeous, pristine purse is covered in white beads in between the beautiful tambour work. The handle is beaded with tambour work, as well. The frame is gold-tone metal and there is a gold-tone clasp set with two pinky faux opals. Inside the purse, there are two pockets and yellow satin fabric.
The purse measures 12 by 6 inches, so it is functional and beautiful. The original label, attached to one of the pockets, reads "Bags by Josef Hand Beaded in France”. Excellent condition.
Add a Bag by Josef to your collection of designer purses. This would make a gorgeous purse for a bride or Mother of the Bride.
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