Signed "GLOMESH" and "Made in Australia" this cream colored alumesh purse is in Excellent Condition. The purse is framed in a gleaming Gold Tone frame that boasts a taupe enamel finish on its flat side. The metal mesh is a lightly sparkling creamy ivory. The purse has the familiar "rat tail" handle, a push back clasp, and is lined with a gold satin like fabric. The roomy evening purse measures 8 1/2" x 7" and has two envelope like side pockets inside. Glomesh is considered to be one of the top three companies (along with Whiting Davis and Oroton) known for their alumesh or "chain mail" purses and products.
The story of one of the Co-Owners of the Australian Company; Park Lane, who was behind the invention of the Glomesh products in the 1960's is too long to write here. You may be interested however in reading more about the story of Joan "Hansy" Bruell who escaped the Holocaust by moving to Australia and later became a fashion entrepreneur behind Glomesh. Knowing the story behind the Glomesh product may make the ownership of their goods more meaningful.
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