Purses from the mid century with hand painted Persian tiles are exotic and unusual. This best describes this lovely silk purse from Iran. The silk fabric is brocade like with gold, white and purple threads depicting flowers, leaves and birds(?) The background color is a bright apple green. The fabric is soft and luxurious feeling. However, it is the triple hand painted panels that are the statement makers of the bag. The panels are made of bovine bone and are hand made. They are hand painted on a caramel colored background. The two on the sides have stylized portrayals of flowers done in bright burgundy,blue and green. The middle panel has a picture of a man in Middle Eastern garb in an inside setting. These panels appear to have a coat of lacquer and have a shine to them. They are inserted into a rectangular brass frame that has mili bead work on the perimeter. The bag opens by lifting this plaque. The inside is lined with a wheat colored silk fabric and there are two open slip pockets with gold trim (this was a high end purse in its day). The original mirror is included. There are indications of use and wear (mostly, lipstick spots). The bag measures 8"w x 5 1/2"h x 2"d. The bag is in very good condition. There appears that a few areas on the silk is beginning to show "thread wear" but their appearance seems to blend with the fabric. The bag is priced accordingly. This is a most interesting bag, very exotic and different. Condition: Very Good VINTAGE Condition
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