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Mosaic Tortoise Shell Purse

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This unusual tortoise shell bag is made of individual tiles sewn onto a satin base. Both sides of the bag are mosaic with neutral toned tiles on black fabric.The pattern indicates the pieces were cut from a single section.I can't be sure of the age of the bag but it does appear to be vintage. In the 1960s & 70s, Tortoise shell was a popular material for decorative items and accessories. The bag measures 9.25" wide by 5" high (with handle 7.75" high) and 2.5" at the bottom gusset. There is a snap top closure with a black satin lining. Inside is a zipped closure and labels reading "Miracle Handbags" and "Made in Vietnam". The bag opens to 2.5" wide. The double handles are the same material as the mosaic. There are a few edge imperfections in the tiles but not really noticeable. There is also a natural curve to some of the tiles which can only be seen in close profile view. The photos show both sides of the bag but please note what looks like surface imperfections are reflections from light/flash. The inside is clean and looks to have been barely used (if at all). If you love unique and funky, this is a must have for your collection!

Mosaic Tortoise Shell Purse


  • Vintage item
  • Materials: tortoiseshell, satin
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 23 reviews
  • Favorited by: 18 people