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Exquisite Antique Petit Point Purse, Austrian, Vintage Needlepoint ...


Etsy shop UpswingVintage

Here we have a breathtaking example of vintage petit point tapestry in handbag form. I cannot help but swoon a bit anytime I hold an antique petit point purse such as this. Just think of the labor involved in making such a gorgeous piece, all by hand, with perfect, tiny stitches. This kind of work is a dying art, and that is very sad indeed.

The bag has an etched metal frame, the design evoking the age of art deco. Inside, the purse is lined in peach satin and stamped "Made in Austria";...
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