Prison Art Cigarette Purse (Tramp Art Bag) ----- Camel cigarette package / packs
Height 6.5 inches
Base: 10 by 6 inch oval
Handle: 15.5 inches
Folded and woven cigarette pack handbag in very good used vintage condition. The velcro used to secure the flap has come unattached to the body of the purse but does not affect the purse securely closing. This purse has a vintage patina to the plastic pack wrappers and feels quite old possibly 40s or 50s. These purses were sometimes made by prisoners to sell in prison gift shops or as gifts for girlfriends or wives. This style of folding cigarette packs were also made into photo frames, mirror frames, etc known as tramp art. The work and thought put into the design is just amazing and very labor intensive. This one features very finely folded packs tightly woven with the text making the interior design and golden browns making the exterior pattern.
(note: the cigarette packs will have imperfections due to the nature of the materials.)
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- Vintage item from the 1950s
- Materials: purse, bag, handbag, design, handle, weave, diagonal weave, cigarette pack, paper, Camel pack, Camel smokes, Camel cigarette pack
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- Ships worldwide from Texas, United States