This is a rare shape Welsh wool handbag, they normally tend to be Kelly bag style so it is nice to find something a bit different and this is lovely. It is in very attractive and wearable colours of rust, blue and cream with a touch of black and a long faux leather strap. The handbag is is in excellent condition and the gilt frame and clasp are also in excellent condition, with very little tarnishing. The bag is lined in a black silky fabric which is clean with no snags or tears. It has one small slip pocket.The handbag has a shoulder length strap which is faux leather and although it would no longer be authentic vintage it could be replaced with either a leather strap, black silk rope, or a gilt chain. For some reason all of the handbags that are made from Welsh wool tapestry seem to have faux leather rather than real leather which is a shame.
This is an attractive eye-catching little casual bag which is surprisingly capacious and will easily accommodate purse, keys, phone etc and is something just a little bit different.
Great with jeans and a Barbour jacket. Perfect gift for her if she's a Welsh ex pat.