Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Wooden Purse with Flower Cart. 1960s. Maker unknown. Wooden box purse with woven straw-like texture glued to the outside edges. The weave has been painted to match the stain of the wood. Plastic handle and leather closure. The front has a lovely painted flower cart design, with glued-on dealybobs that include metal flowers and opalescent stones. Many of these bags were made by Gary Gail(s) of Dallas in the style of Enid Collins. I have a bunch of wooden box purses. They’re fun to carry as conversation pieces, but not real roomy and they do get heavy. However, if you’re attacked by a mugger, this kind of purse makes a great weapon.
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