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I am attracted to purses that are a little different and unusual, especially when they have been created by a famous designer. Josef, a mid century designer,earned his stellar reputation by crating fabulous beaded bags. They were usually the traditional beaded bags of the mid century, very elegant and classic. However, this one is very different since the beads are sewn on a clear plastic body. And the design of swaying loops is fun and anything but traditional. The bag is traditionally shaped with the bottom being slightly wider than the top. It has both straight and rounded "lines". The body is made from a clear vinyl plastic. It is almost completely covered with small milk white beads. The gussets and the flat bottom remain the clear plastic. The design is both linear and curved. There are horizontal lines of beading which include both a double straight line which loops underneath. These "fringes" are plentiful and densely placed. They move with movement providing fluidity. The front and the back are the same. Tiny glimpses of the clear vinyl are visible. The last pictures shows the look of the bag when stuffed with white tissue paper. Imagine the effect if a red scarf was put inside the bag....just gorgeous. Obviously the color of the bag can be changed with whatever color one chooses to put inside. The frame is covered by three lines of tiny white seed beads, two are twisted while the middle one is raised. The bag opens with a button clasp that is fully encrusted with these tiny beads. There is a carry chain with a drop of 6". There is a clear vinyl identification tag stating "Hand Beaded in France Bags by Josef." The inside is very clean with minor indications of use and age. The measurements of the bag are 9"w x 7 1/2"h x 1 1/2". The bag is is good condition. There is some bead loss in three places. However, there is so much going on in this bag that they are hardly noticeable or they are in the back. These areas appear to be stabilized against further loss. It doesn't take away from the uniqueness of the bag. The bag is priced accordingly. I can see this bag worn by a "hip" bride who wants something "old" but "cool". Of course any gal who loves vintage could wear this white (or any other color of your choosing) bag with a white, black etc outfit. Sure to garner comments, it is fun, fun, fun. Condition:Very Good+ VINTAGE Condition

ITEM ID
RL-2240
ITEM SIZE
M
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
FASHION STYLE
Designer
COLOR
Clear, White

Vintage Josef Clear Plastic Purse with Beading

$65

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