It is obvious when looking at this bag that it is from another time. It is very retro and was worn during the 1940's when bags were made from materials different from the customary materials that were needed at the time for the war effort. These bags, made from plastic tiles, came in various sizes, various colors and various designs and various trim colors. Some were dressy while others were whimsical and fun. The clutch falls into the later category. It is very large for its style and is made from off white tiles. These tiles are bezel cut and are raised in the middle where there is a "snowflake" in the middle of each tile. There are 7 vertical rows of tiles and 11 horizontal ones. Each tile measures 1" w x 1"h. The tiles are connected by multi colored leather strip. The colors are red, green, yellow and blue. The appearance is colorful and fun. The bag closes with a zipper that is bordered by navy blue fabric. This fabric continues to line the bag where there is an open pocket and the cloth "Plasticflex" label is affixed inside. The inside shows little indications of wear and age. The blue surround of the zipper, a vulnerable spot on these bags, is in very good condition. The measurements of the bag are 11 1/2"w x 7 3/4"h x 1"d. The bag is in very good condition considering its age. Some of the leather trim shows age, some tiles have dark markings and one tile at the bottom left corner is missing a chunk. This is a very common occurrence with these vintage bags and doesn't effect the usability of the purse Despite these issues, this purse presents as a colorful retro bag. ( the camera exaggerates everything, the pictures do not do it justice. I just love these bags. Think of it as a fun loving elderly lady who still has spunk and is still fun loving. I wouldn't stuff it with too much stuff but if treated gently, it can last another 70 years. Condition: Very Good VINTAGE Condition
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