These jewelry hosiery bags were bought for loved ones back home during the World War. There is a poem on the inside that goes like this: "Mother Mine – I love you for your kindly ways, Your tender loving heart. Your hands that since my childhood days, have soothed life's every smart. I love you for your cheery smile through hours of cloud or shine - - - -For reasons new each little while, I Love you Mother Mine." The yellow purse is in excellent condition with appliqué hand painted roses on front. Check out this 9 1/2'' x 7 ½" closed pouch that could be used for jewelry, personals or even a makeup bag. She will love the sentiment and you will be a hit for any gift.