Very RARE Antique/Vintage Italian HORSE TAIL HAIR Handbag Purse Bag Made in Italy. Genuine HORSE TAIL HAIR & Leather.
Measurements: 28 cm x 18 cm (11" x 7"). This is a gorgeous, and very rare vintage Italian leather handbag/purse, which was made in Italy, with the outershell having been made entirely from finely woven, genuine HORSE TAIL HAIR. Beautifully designed, styled, and crafted, this bag is quite unique, and although over 50 years old, is still very elegant, and presentable.
The HORSE TAIL HAIR has been very finely woven. The adjustable leather strap has a maximum total length of 36" (91 cm), and a drop of 15" (38 cm).
The bag has flap in the front, with an old ornate metal clasp. There are 2 main compartments inside, with black leather lining, which is in good condition, with minimal wear. There is also a partition between the 2 compartments (which has an extra flat, fabric-lined compartment). The 2 main compartments, both have sewn on pockets, with the back compartment having a zippered pocket as well.
This beautiful and very unusual Italian leather bag is in very good condition, for its age, with no significant signs of wear, tear or damage. It obviously is in used condition, and there is wear and some cracking to the leather covering the piping, and also the leather strap. Otherwise, the outer shell is in superb condition, with the horse tail hair all looking intact, and excellent. The clasp, and side hardware are also in very good condition. There is some scuffing and rubbing to the some of the trim/piping edges around the base, and some light cracking to the trim edges around the top sides.
The leather strap is mostly fine, with the excecption of some wear around one set of adjustable holes, on either side, where they have been formerly used, and have received some wear & rubbing from the metal fittings. The second set of holes (currently attached), are in excellent condition, and are holding fine. This is certainly a very rare opportunity, to acquire a genuine vintage Italian leather & HORSE TAIL HAIR bag.
These are scarce and very rare. This gorgeous bag can be worn, but it would also make a very fine and collectable museum piece. Do not miss this opportunity. Check out my other items. I have hundreds of rare designer bags currently listed, including retro/vintage, and more recent releases.
Be sure to add me to your favourites list. The item "Very RARE Antique/Vintage Italian HORSE TAIL HAIR Handbag Purse Bag Made Italy" is in sale since Sunday, January 31, 2010. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes, Accessories\Women's Bags & Handbags".
The seller is "reix718" and is located in Sydney, New South Wales. This item can be shipped worldwide.