Although there isn't any maker's mark or country of origin, whomever created this bag was creative and imaginative.
I have rarely seen a purse that uses beading in such a dimensional manner creating such depth so that the central flower seems to "pop" outwards. Amazing and beautiful! The bag is very curvaceous and rounded. It is small but its wonderful dramatic beading gives it a big "punch." The beads are of varying size and while most beads have an iridescent finish, others are matte. The background uses small white glass beads that have a shine. The palette on the front is floral with one large flower in the middle and part of other flowers along the edges. The beads all shine and greens, blues, reds, pinks, lavender and amber beads all combine to create the palette. However, it is the huge center flower that take "center stage." It is approximately 4 1/2"w x 4 1/2"h. It is layered with beads. They are sewn in a flat manner on the surface and then another layer is sewn on top. The beading is thick and dense. There is a thick beaded border on the flat outline of the flower. and the upper layer is equally thick and dense. The colors sparkle and glisten and are mixed with some matte white bigger beads. Just gorgeous! The back is a little different. It just has a large layered flower done in the same colors as the flower on the front. There is ruching at the top and all the flowers are beautifully crafted and show some degree of depth. The rounded frame is silver tone with a thick white lucite over it. The bag closes with a kiss clasp that has white lucite inside a silver tone frame. The bag has a thick carry strap made of the white shiny beads. The drop is 4 1/2". The inside is lined with blush satin fabric. There is a open slip pocket. There are very faint indications of use. The purse measures 7"w x 7"h x 1 1/2"d. This purse is gorgeous and unusual. I believe I saw beading like this once before. It is so special and exceptional. So skillfully done that you almost want to "smell" the flowers. Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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