Vintage Asian Motif Blue Beaded Tote with an Embroidered Floral Bird Design.
This is truly a spectacular bag! Glass seed beads create a variety of patterns in shades of blue, pink, purple, white and bronze. The center is done in a beautifully embroidered bird flower design. White flowers dot the beaded strap and the interior is lined with an iridescent bronze fabric. There is a good sized inner zip pocket and zip closure at the top of the bag.
Purse measures 9.5" tall and 11" wide, with the handle adding another 9".
There are no labels. The bag is of exceptional quality and is quite heavy, weighing in at 1.7 lbs. I was shocked at the lack of a label and numerous searches have come up empty with anything even remotely similar. This was purchased at an estate sale chock full of purses, hats and fashion from the mid 20th century. The back of the handle is blue canvas but the trim along the opening is iridescent blue faux snakeskin. Every detail is just beautifully done.
The design is the same, front and back.
I'm dating this to the 1980's but it could be as old as the 1960's.
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