This is a very rare design by Judith Leiber that is rarely seen. It is a modernized version of the type of bag women wore in the 1800's and early 1900's, namely the drawstring pouch. However, as usual Leiber put her own "stamp" on it. The body of the bag is a slender pouch that is covered with tubular black shiny beads. They are sewn onto a knit body in rows. The beads are shiny and glisten as the light reflects on them. The bottom part of the body has many thick loops of these black beads. There is a black beaded ball and tassel at the very bottom. There are two braided strings with beaded balls at their ends. The body of the bag has rings sewn onto a thick creme colored plastic bangle. Your hand goes through the bangle and the bag as such is seen as the unusual and interesting bag that it is. In order to open the bag and insert articles in it, you need to move the threaded rings around the bangle so that they cover the circumference of the bangle. The bag is then opened and ready to be used. Please see the pictures as they best "describe" this amazing bag. There is a small hang tag attached to the bag that reads "Judith Leiber." The inside is not lined. It measures wrist to bottom 9", pouch itself 7", diameter 3". The outer circumference is 12", inner circumference is 9". This bag demonstrates the creativity and vision of Judith Leiber. To redesign a style worn centuries earlier, is an amazing feat. And how marvelously she did it! I have this bag in my collection and just love this rare Leiber bag! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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