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Object Name Purse
Date ca. 1930
Description Purse made of multi-colored wooden beads arranged in a vertical stripe pattern. Purse has a metal frame with a twist knob fastening. Handle is made of red and yellow plastic links. Interior has a black woven lining with one patch pocket. Label attached to pocket: "Fine Arts Product / NEW YORK. U.S.A." Beads are on thick black thread or fine cord. The technique used for the beadwork is sometimes called right-angle weave.
(Keywords: Fashion, Accessory, Twentieth Century, Pocketbook, Handbag)
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History
Earliest Date 1925
Latest Date 1935
Material Wooden beads/Plastic
Subjects Clothing & dress
Purses
Lexicon Sub-category Personal Gear
Catalog Number BC02.0032
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Efron family in memory of Dr. Meryl Efron, December 2015.
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