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Bag

Museum number:
2-62862
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020062862
Alternate number:
5099 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.3032
Object count:
1
Description:
Cotton beaded purse, synthetic lining, metal edging and chain handle. Purple crochet; iridescent green purple, blue bead; gold metal. Length 6” Width across top 5 1/2” Beaded bag; Woven paisley fragment in red, aqua, black and multicolor shaped into a purse with pleated fullness at top. Woven designs outlined with spaced steel beads. Frame removed. 10” x 16” Worn, some beads missing. Lined with rose satin. Before 1900, widening to 10 1/2”across bottom. Vertical rows of beads alternate with crocheted striped. Beaded stripes are tapered towards top of purse. Purse made by Zula Talbott when she was 18-20 years old. She was the donor’s sister and lived in Reno, Nevada.
Donor:
Design Department (UC Berkeley)
Collection place:
United States
Verbatim coll. place:
U.S.A.
Culture or time period:
United States Historic
Materials:
Metal and Silk
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
1974
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 11 inches and width 10 inches
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