purse (clothing: accessories)

Purse, plain white cotton embroidered in plain stitch with a woollen shoulder strap and a zip along the top front. Rectangular with an embroidered panel of flowers with 8 petals and ram’s horns in a cheque board pattern in red, yellow and blue, with a border of blue and yellow silk. A woollen cord of red, yellow and blue wool intertwined is stitched to each end of the purse, it continues up to form a shoulder strap which has two tassels below.

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