Purse

About this object

History of use

Everyday use, for carrying money and documents.

Physical description

Rectangular wallet-style purse, heavily embroidered with couched metal-wrapped thread and appliqu├ęd mirrors. The embroidery designs are linear, with rows of mirrors and shiny strips arranged in rows. The metallic thread is silver which is couched with orange thread, making the metallic thread appear to be gold. Decorative embroidery stitches are worked in purple thread. The top and side edges of the wallet are trimmed with multicoloured glass beads. There are two small pockets and one large pocket on the reverse side.