purse (clothing: accessories)

Purse, rectangular with shoulder strap and zip. Black velvet embroidered in chain stitch. Motif of flowers with 8 petals and 4 ram’s horns in red, yellow and blue in a slanting cheque board, lattice arrangement of yellow and blue. A plaited woollen strap in red, yellow and black is sewn to each end and continues up to form a shoulder strap ending in loose tassels below; with a zip along the top flank.

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