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  • Philippines
  • clutch, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Philippines
  • plant fiber, cloth, wool felt, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 19 x 42.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 7 1/2 x 16 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3586

The strapless trapezoidal handbag was woven from light natural colored fibers in a series of concentric circles, alternating between open weave and tight weave. The bag and flap are edged with green cloth. The flap is decorated with a scene in felt: a woman's shape in red and a blue triangle and a palm tree.