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This vintage/antique 1940s era bark cloth purse is a total gem!

DETAILS: Bag has a celluloid handle in a brownish red color that has a little glow in the right light. Bark cloth is a tough canvas-like all-cotton material with a texture that looks somewhat like the bark of a tree. The purse is covered in an absolutely stunning floral print that is asymmetrical and in my opinion, done with a fantastic designer's eye! Main color is a tan or very off-white, with dark brown, taupe, pink, blue and cranberry colors in the design. The inside is lined with a satiny material that is dark brown and striped. Inside of the purse is immaculate. There was never a closure on this handbag, but you could easily make one if you desire.

MAKER: There are no manufacturer tags, or care instructions. This may have been home made.

MEASURES: Storage area of bag measures 17" wide along bottom, 11" high. Bag opens about 9 inches wide. Handle is 12" long and 3-3/4" tall.

CONDITION: This bag is in GOOD vintage condition. The flaws that I can see are some coffee-colored spots that are about 1/2 cm. each throughout the purse, which you can see in the photos. There is a rust-colored stain in the bottom right corner of the bag [see photo 4]. To protect the integrity of this item, I will leave it up to you to clean these spots if you desire, but in my opinion are difficult to see due to the very busy nature of the design on the bag! Celluloid handle has some typical wear for an 60+ year old item!

ERA: 1940s

My items are packed and shipped with care. Please check my store policies [especially about vintage clothing] or contact me if you have any additional questions or would like more information about any of my items. Thank you kindly for looking!

Please see my other vintage garments in the Clothing section of Odds and Threads! http://www.etsy.com/shop/oddsandthreads?section_id=10728977

Vintage 1940s Barkcloth Purse with Celluloid Handle Floral Handbag

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