This beautiful hand beaded 'Rose' evening bag/tote is by Sydney Couturier Dorothy May and has been in my wardrobe for about 30 years. c1985.
Fashioned from a wonderful Chinese fabric in bold red with a tiny chain stitch pattern all over it features a stunning two tone pink and red Centifolia Rose embellished with small red beads, gold chain stitch edging and a gold embroidered leaf. The centre of the rose is highlighted with tiny glass beads.
The bag is finished with a long shoulder strap, also edged in gold chain stitch and a hand beaded fringe.
The shoulder strap is 40" long and the bag measures 6 1/2" x 5" without the fringe. The fringe adds another 3".
With a magnetic press-stud fastener and bold red satin lining it has the label Dorothy May Sydney sewn inside. It is a really unusual example of 1980's evening fashion.
All Dorothy May bags were one-of-a-kind and this is no exception in great Vintage condition.
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