Saturday, January 3, 2009

Needlepoint Roses Mesh Purse. 1960s. Maker: Jolles Original. Brown mesh fabric bag with appliquéd needlepoint roses, green velveteen leaves, faux gems and green ribbon accent across the top. Also has multicolored beads glued on in a swirled design, resembling sprinkles on a birthday cake. When I first saw this purse, I thought it was a Caron of Houston bag, as its mixed media style is so typical of Caron, but most Caron bags have a black stretch knit fabric base beneath all the glitz. The shape of this bag is common for Jolles, whose designs often feature appliqués, including poodles, a very popular motif for this era. I love this one, though, because the tiny beads look so… tasty. Yum.


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