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1950s Raffia Handbag
Iconic 1950s Raffia Handbag
A beautiful vintage 1950s Raffia Handbag. Just perfect for the summer! The bag every vintage fan will want to own!
This lovely 1950s handbag looks hardly used so it’s in great condition with only minor flaws. The bag is a good vintage size with room for a gal’s modern accessories ie a mobile phone etc. It is lined inside and has a small slip pocket. The bag is secured with a loop. I believe the bag is made of raffia but I’m no expert. It is certainly made from a straw-like material. It is a firm, rather than soft, handbag so it maintains its shape. It is difficult to describe the colour of this gorgeous 1950s raffia handbag but it looks as though it may be a very, very pale pink!
Approx size: Height from base to top of handle 13 inches; Height from base of bag to top of bag 8 inches; width at base 6 inches
Condition report: minimal signs of use. Inside, the inner pocket sags a little bit, but I wonder if something was stored in it as the bag, as a whole, looks as though it has had very few outings. There are a couple of tiny marks on the exterior which are difficult to spot. I have tried to take photos which I hope will help. One of the marks is almost on the base so I had to tilt the handbag upwards to get a photograph. The handles are not aligned so may feel uneven in the hand. A couple of raffia strands have become loose on one handle but I don’t think this detracts from the beauty of this piece. I just include this for completion.
You may think the beauty of this original vintage raffia bag far exceeds any flaws; I must say, I certainly do. An iconic piece!
If you’re particularly interested in vintage handbags, it is definitely worth taking a trip to our shop in Winchester or emailing me as we have a lot more stock in-store than we do on the website.