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Woman's handbag

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Fold over purse, back and flap of lilac lace embroidered with white cord backed with black damask (foliate pattern), underside of black damask, black satin lining, metal snap closure.

Provenance

Purchased by donor in May 1993 from Geoffrey Beene. Gift to MFA January 24, 2007.

Credit Line

Gift of Jewelle Wooten Bickford

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

American, 1992–93

Dimensions

Center back: 25.4 cm (10 in.)

Accession Number

2006.2135

Medium or Technique

Nylon machine lace, machine-embroidered with cord, synthetic damask, synthetic satin lining

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes