Change purse: striped and beaded

Object Number: 
INV.11330
Date: 
19th c.
Medium: 
Silk, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 3/4 x 3 5/8 x 3/4 in. ( 47.6 x 9.2 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Crocheted purse (miser's bag) of variegated silk floss in shades of yellows and reds, with rows of metal beading from end to end, there is a slit in the center cinched with two metal rings, one end has a straight edge with metal beadwork fringe, the other end is cinched closed and has a metal beadwork tassel; a small piece of seashell was found inside.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group