Chinese cotton purse
Dimensions:W: 39cm (15.4")H: 10cm (3.9")
A late 19th/early 20th Century purse or incense pouch, the kidney shaped bag of pale blue turquoise decorated with shaded pale pink flowers and geometric trails, the blue cord with two metal thread interlaced knots, flanked by white and pink wrapped sections, tasselled terminals in lilac and turquoise with similar bindings.
The purse is in good order and is not ripped but it has wear commensurate with age. The tassels are a little tangly but could be combed through. The width of 39cm is the maximum width from the end of the tassel to the bottom of the purse, the 10cm dimension is the width of the purse.