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Antique beaded bag or purse with geometric design.
Antique beaded bag or purse with geometric design bottom view.

Antique beaded bag or purse with geometric design inside view.

Are you into JET (multi-faceted black beads that can't be reproduced today) beads??  Well, then this is a purse you'll just have to add to your collection!!"

This is a wonderful example of an early 1900's beaded bag/purse, reticule featuring an array of colors such as dark yellow, lime green, dark dusty rose, pale dusty rose, Montana blue and Jet black beads in an art deco geometric pattern.  For the most part, near as I can tell, the beadwork is practically all intact, I only found one missing bead, but there may be one or two more, and there are a couple of pulled threads.  This purse is not in it's original condition, there are what appear to be attempts at restoration.  The side seams are not as flat as they should be, indicating someone may have incorrectly stitched them a bit tighter, one seam has 2 about 1/4 inch separations.  The header is  velvet folded down unevenly and without a drawstring, but the lining is intact without any rot, shredding, tears or rips. I don't believe it would take much work at all to put a proper header and drawstring into this purse, thus it truly needs only a minor bit of, if little, restoration.  It's in great shape for a purse it's age!!  Not to mention, the JET beads alone are a collectors dream!!  Laying flat, bag measure approximately  5 1/4 inches wide and 7 3/8 inches long. 


Item # AP85

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