This is a beautifully feminine hand-sewn and meticulously crafted beaded purse, featuring swirling flowers on a white bead background. This bag is very special and is entirely original. The soft fabric purse was initially embroidered with flowers, in pale pastel colors, and then tiny detail white beads were sewn in by hand around the flowers, to create depth and texture. The white beads almost look like swirling white clouds. The craft work on this bag is superb, and most incredible is that there is not one single missing bead! The small bag, or purse, remains in great condition for its age. It dates to the 1920's and has all the elements of pieces made during that time, inspired by nature, made with care and skill. The silk interior of the bag has some minor stains but it otherwise in one piece, rare for an item made with such fine material. The bag has a clasp at center that is a hand-sewn beaded rose, adding a nice detail to the bag. The three dimensionality of the bag, on both sides, and care taken to create a piece like is really astounding.
The bag measures 6 at top, and 7-1/2 inches at the bottom; the bag is 5 inches tall. The bag has some nice weight to it; the handle of the purse is a metallic rope chain. The frame, or opening of bag is the only inflexible part that supports all the soft fabric parts. The metal piece closes securely and opens easily, meaning this is a fully functioning bag perfect for carrying small personal items, and adding the ideal feminine touch to any evening dress. A beautiful accessory in great vintage condition. This would make an excellent "something old" wedding gift to the bride on her special day!
1920's Hand-Made Beaded Flower Purse