shoulder bag (bags (containers))

Shoulder bag, fabric, rectangular with a shoulder strap. Black velvet, embroidered, with a metal zip and connectors. The outer side is covered with chain stitch embroidery in red, white, yellow, blue and green. A central panel has a motif of two diamonds each containing four flowers with 8 petals, each in its own compartment with white zigzag borders and rams horns in the corners and centre; surrounded by three borders: inner- zigzags, middle- scroll, outer – rams’ horns and triangles. The inner panel is embroidered with flowers with 6 petals each, stars and chevrons inside a red and white border. The panel between inner and outer is embroidered with a checker board motif; the opening with alternating blue and red in wide bands. The bag is closed with a metal zip. A heart shaped fabric amulet is attached to the zip, embroidered with a blue outline motif and edged with red and green over-lock binding and two tassels in red and yellow. The shoulder strap is quilted with a green outline pattern of scrolls, triangles and hemispheres with metal connections between bag and strap.

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