This Koret handbag makes quite a statement! Its shape and color are distinct and the uniqueness of the design and skill of the workmanship places it above most others. It is by a company, Koret, that sold many purses during the mid century. They made bags for Givenchy and Dior and had a licensing agreement with Pierre Cardin. They continued making bags into the '80's. I have a new found appreciation for their bags and the fact that Judith Leiber once designed for them is testament to their stellar reputation. This bag is so wonderful with a little bit of funk! It is huge, being 14"tall. It is oval or egg shaped. It is made of straw or woven wicker. The handle is part of the oval and there is a "hole" in the structure and the "workings" of the bag are within the bottom part of the egg (see picture). The color of the wicker is a sunny yellow. It is bright and shiny and the color makes a cheerful statement. There are four leather decorative accents. They each have a gold tone square in their center. They are large and are yellow, blue, pink and mauve. There also are two decorative gold tone ornaments on the handle of the bag. The inside is lined in a turquoise blue vinyl (leather?) and since it can be seen when looking at the bag, it is an integral part of the bag's design. All this bright color makes for a very happy bag! Attached to the back of the inside is a large coin purse that closes with a twist clasp. The inside of this purse is yellow. The Koret gazelle and "KORET" is printed in gold on the inside. The inside is in very good condition. There are a few spots indicating age and wear. There are four tiny gold tone buns on the bottom of the bag. The measurements of the bag are 9 1/2"w x 14"h x 3 1/2"d. The bag is in wonderful shape. The biggest issue is that the leather on the bottom on the yellow and pink accents have some cracking. There is wear on the gold tone frame of the inside large coin purse. The bag has been enjoyed but still looks good and has many years to go. Wear this handbag anywhere and you will turn heads. Doesn't matter the outfit, this unique straw bag will delight and amuse others. Not for the shy at heart but if you are a sassy gal, this bag is the perfect fit. Love it! Condition: Excellent- VINTAGE Condition
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