Gorgeous vintage 20's or 30's hand embroidered and beaded handbag or Hiawatha purse. The frame is a carved celluloid I believe, with flowers and a carved out enameled vine and leaves. The clasp slides over the top and is on a lever, so when pushed up, the handbag opens. The interior of the handbag is shredded from age. The embroidery is in great condition with three petals on each flower outlined in tiny marcasite beads with the centers of each flower heavily beaded. The fringe is marcasites, a multi shaded amber and and iridescent pink/lavender bead. All the fringe seems to be intact, as does the beading on the handbag itself and the embroidery. The lighting was not really great, so the flower colors are rust, light aqua blue, lavender and pink. The handbag is about 7" and there is about 2 1/2" of fringe. The handle has celluloid rings and is a black ribbon that may or may not have been replaced at some point.
Carved Enameled Celluloid Frame Beaded & Embroidered Fringed Hiawatha Purse
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