purse

A small hexagonal shaped bag with a cover and tassels. The sides of the bag are longer than the other four sides. The cover is decorated with a geometric pattern of white silk flowers with six petals and gold-coloured paper centres surrounded by dark blue silk. The upper section has black criss-cross threads on a white background. The bag itself is made from a twill patterned gold-coloured fabric. It hangs from a fine green braided cord. Attached to it are two tassels using the same blue and green threads, with gold-coloured metal-wrapped thread at the top. It is further decorated with two red knots and one blue one.

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