Victorian hand made opera purse with crochet drawstring top.
The beads are the tinest seed beads you could imagine, and each one was sewn onto the base of the purse to create these stunning floral patterns. The fine webbing was then crocheted all around, to make a drawstring purse. The purse is approx 12” x 7” and completely original.
This purse was made in Austria for the Opera - using seed beads imported from Bohemia.
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