Small Leather Elephant Story Purse Hand Painted Mirror Artist Signed Shoulder Bag
This wonderful purse is one-of-a-kind, and has two elephant scenes on the outside and a savanna-type scene underneath the flap. The purse measures about 6-1/2" x 6" and is 2-1/2" deep at the widest point (the sides are curved). The strap, which can be tucked inside the purse, has a 23-1/2" drop. (It could easily be shortened.) The inside has one open pocket, and a label that reads "Genuine Leather Made in India" and the purse has a snap closure. The inside also has an oval shaped mirror inlaid in the leather. The outside bottom is signed "MTC 1999."
The purse does have some age-related wear, and one of the elephants has a scratch on its trunk. (NOTE: After I took the picture I touched up this scratch and it is not nearly as evident.) Even with the wear, this is really an awesome purse, sure to elicit comments. (Plus, elephants with raised trunks are supposed to bring good luck!)
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