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Woven basket purse with floral design from Mae's Millinery Shop
A purse with leather handles made from woven grass like a basket, with the floral pattern on the front and lid executed with green cotton embroidery floss for the leaves, and woven fiber balls for the flower buds or berries. The flat lid of the basket opens at the center front with a leather and metal tab clasp. Strips of tan leather are attached with metal grommets around the sides and bottom of the basket, corresponding in placement to the short tan leather handles.
National Museum of African American History and Culture