This is a Pacific Island purse made entirely of seashells. The purse, the straps and even the clasp is entirely made of seashells. This is an incredibly unique and collectible purse. It has a flap over top with a beautiful clasp and two handles. The purse is substantial and will probably be used for special occasions as I feel it is too heavy for everyday wear. It is vintage NEW, never used. The bag measures 12 1/2" x 10" and the straps are a 7" drop to the bag. The off white colors of the bag are so organic and beautiful; you will fall in love with it! Note: the clasp is a flower motif made of cowry shells with a snail shell in the center of the flower. So inventive.
**Long before our era the cowry shell was known as an instrument of payment and a symbol of wealth and power. This monetary usage continued until the 20th century
15 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List
1st Edition Books, Vintage Purses, Art, Judaica, Pottery, Kitchenware, Restaurant Ware
Make any reasonable OFFER I can't refuse