What a find! This large embroidered bag, circa 1950's, may be hand done since there is no maker's mark or identification. Whatever its origin, it is unique, striking and very creatively done. The body is extra large and it is soft structured. A soft velour type velvet provides the background for extensive crewel work on the front of the bag. The back is simply the black fabric while the front has a floral palette of bright and stylized flowers that are done in crewel stitching. It covers the entire front of the bag. The threads are large and give the bag a bit of depth and dimension. The palette is colorful and uses red, pink, lavender, orange, yellow and green to make a statement. The faux honey colored faux bakelite frame is equally spectacular. It is very geometric and has "step" like and cut out accents to enhance the appearance. The frame is thick and chunky. The bag opens and closes with a pull up latch that also has the cut out pattern. The plastic has hints of marbling and lighter veins are present. The geometric long plastic link chain has a drop of 15'. The color is in the same "family" as the frame but it is lighter, semi transparent and has a "tortoise" effect. Th combination of all these mixed materials make for a very special bag. The inside is lined with a beige like satin material. There is lovely trim around the frame. There is a ruched open pocket. The lining is very clean with the most minor indications of age and wear. The measurements of the bag are 10"w x 9.5"h x 1"d. This bag is also in great shape. There are a few stitches missing on the floral design. This is probably a "one of a kind" piece. Whoever designed and created it, did a expert and professional job. It is a keeper! Condition: Excellent- VINTAGE Condition
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