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  • Greece
  • handbag, date unknown
  • Where object was made: Greece
  • cotton, twill thread, embroidering
  • Object Length/Width: 25 x 32 cm
    Object Length/Width: 9 1/16 x 12 5/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2355

Handbag of twill thread, with a drawstring top attached through metal rings in the cloth. It is rectangular with side seams. The ground is white with polychrome embroidery. It has abstract floral motifs all over and a band of floral and geometric band along the top. The floral motifs are roughly diamond-shaped. They have a central yellow and green triangle with six attached orange tear-shapes. They have red and orange shapes surrounding, some outlined in blue.