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Vintage geometric fringed envelope purse with tortoise accents.

Back of Vintage geometric fringed envelope purse with tortoise accents.

Inside of Vintage geometric fringed envelope purse with tortoise accents.

This is really a FAB envelope style vintage beaded purse!!  It's got so many unusual characteristics, I hope I don't miss listing any of them.

It's beaded with larger sized round glass beads in a plethora of colors, light green, dark green, brown, blue, gold, off white, a kind funky multi-tortoise shell brown color, and the black beads are faceted jet beads.  The design is a combination of stripes and squares, with a couple of other little doodah designs.

The front of the purse sports 5 diamond shaped tortoise colored unknown kind of plastic discs that are anchored down with a black jet bead at each point.  It also has a round unknown type plastic tortoise round button for the closure.  The top of the purse also has that same tortoise plastic runny along it to support the flap I believe, so it doesn't droop in the middle when you carry it.  All the beading is intact, I could not find ANY missing beads on either the front or the back.

The side edges of the purse, the flap and the handles are a brown twisted rope.  The handles are embellished with the jet beads where it meets the top of the purse.  The fringe is unusual too, starting off with that lattice lace kinda thing and then large hand faceted black jet rondels and 2 toned strands.  There is 1 fringe missing, but this should be a really easy fix.  It is lined with a light blue fabric and has a slip pocket.  It's not pristine clean, it shows normal wear for a purse that's been used but does not have any rips, tears, or holes.

Purse measure 7 inches across, 5 inches from the top to the center bottom point without fringe, 7 inches including fringe and the rope handle is 14 inches for an overall hanging length of about 13 inches.  This is just the coolest little bag and in dang near mint condition!!  It will be a wonderful addition to anyone's collection!!


Item # AP11

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