Collection Online
silk, plastic beads, imitation pearls, resin, metal
29.0 × 10.0 × 3.0 cm 88.5 cm (length of strap)
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Ms Janet Purves, Fellow, 1999
Gallery location
Not on display
The oblong-shaped bag is envelope style, it has pointed ends, an expanding internal compartment with folding concertina sides and a small internal pocket. The surface is decorated with a dense pattern of applied pale blue opalescent and imitation pearl beads amidst borders of metallic gold twisted cord trim.The shoulder strap of twisted pale blue and yellow silk cord is finished with a tassel at the point where attached to the bag. Each end is hightlighted with a large amber-coloured resin oval bead. The bag fastens with two magnetic stud fasteners.