Women carried small purses like this hooked around a couple fingers via its 6 inch loop handle while doing "lady things." It is ultra feminine; each bead hand sewn on to form an intricate curvy design with clusters of beads forming 6 flowers on each side. The satin beige lining has one small pocket. Very charming!
Measurements: It is about 6.5 inches wide by 5.5 inches tall with a kiss clasp. My smaller sized mobile phone just fits inside - any other items would need to be flat, like credit card, money, driver's license.
Condition: This cutie is in good vintage condition. Some of the faux pearl seed beads along the frame are missing. The beads decorating the outsides all look to be in place except for a few missing near the frame. The lining is in good shape. It is currently a bit misshapen due to being stored bent; I have stuffed it with tissue to reshape it. Please review all photographs carefully, as they are an important part of the description.
Marks: The inside label reads "HAND MADE IN BELGIUM." These usually were made in the pre WWII era.
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Vintage Beaded Purse Hand Made in Belgium