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Wow - this is one of the most fantastic needlepoint purses I’ve ever seen. It features an unusual abstract wave and swirl design in bright colors. Something about the design makes me think of the seashore - it’s like an underwater ocean reef fantasy.

The purse measures 7.5” tall x 10” wide and 2.5” deep. It has a chain handle which adds another 5.5” or so to the height. Both sides feature the same design done in very small (but not quite petit-point size) stitches. The angled photo shows one side and the close up shows the other. The background, sides and bottom are a solid pale yellowish-beige color, also all needlepointed. The kiss-lock frame and chain are gold tone metal. The inside is lined in a matching pale greenish-gold moire fabric and features a zippered compartment, two pockets, and a removable fabric pouch. The outer edges are piped with this same fabric. The workmanship on this purse is impeccable.

This purse is in excellent vintage condition, with no stains, spots, holes, or missing stitches on the exterior. The colors are all still stunning. There’s a small spot on the lining on the inside of the bag and a tiny area of discoloration on one corner of the metal frame. You can see both of these in the fourth photo. Otherwise, the condition is like new.

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Bright & Swirly - Vintage Needlepoint Purse with Unusual Colorful Abstract Waves Design, Like a Psychedelic Seashore


  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: wool yarn, moire fabric, metal frame, chain
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 498 reviews
  • Favorited by: 138 people