purse (clothing: accessories)

Purse or evening bag. Black velvet with one embroidered panel and a metal zip. The panel has a motif of two crossed rams’ horns in a white chain stitch outlined in green with a central cross. Each motif is in a diamond border in brown, black and white with half-chevron borders in green and white. Bordered top and bottom with broad bands of rams’ horns in brown, black and white on enclosing yellow border.

Collection Information

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