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Object Name Purse
Catalog Number UNNUMBERED-507
Date ca. 1850
Material(s) Silk
Dimensions H-6 W-5 D-1.75 inches
Description This is a woman's purse made in a pouch design with a flap closure. The fabric is a fine ribbed silk with a floral pattern. The silk is printed with alternating squares of flowers and leaves. The squares are in alternating colors of green, tan and brown. The purse is edged in a matching green cording. The inside lining of the flap and the top section of the pouch have raised designs of pointed arches and elongated diamonds with tassels. The flap is closed with a string loop around a fabric covered button. The button is covered in the same fabric as the purse. The handle is a corded green floss with two green tassels at the end.
Notes There is no provenance on this purse.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Purses
Change purses
Search Terms Women
Women's clothing
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS