purse (clothing: accessories)

Purse, rectangular with zip. Plain brown fabric decorated with chain stitch embroidery. Central motif of crossed rams ‘ horns in blue silk, surrounded by hooks in a 3 x 3 pattern: red silk edged with blue; flanked by hooks and squares in red with a blue border. The transverse panel is bordered with hooks in a triangular form – one in each corner, and a yellow border top and bottom. Above and below the main panel there are similar bands of red hooks with blue outlines and a blue border enclosing all.

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