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Brown crocheted handbag. Circular shape with long fringe at the bottom. Interior lined with brown cotton and decorated with row of small, colored silk flowers at top. Beige plastic link strap. Beige plastic closure at top resembling the body of a dragonfly surrounded by cattails. Closure...

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Before 2012, sold to Jean S. Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2013, gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

French, about 1900


Total Length: 381 mm (15 in.) Length (fringe): 241.3 mm (9 1/2 in.) Length (bag): 139.7 mm (5 1/2 in.) Length x width: 38.1 x 20.3 cm (15 x 8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Synthetic plastic, cotton crochet


Textiles and Fashion Arts