Beaded knit flapper evening bag, c.1925
Vintage accessories, like this cheerful bag, add a one-of-a-kind touch to your wardrobe. They are also perfect for the collector who loves antique/vintage styles but doesn't feel comfortable wearing the clothing.
Bead knitting incorporates beads into the design by stringing the beads on the knitting yarn. This technique emerged in the early 19th century. It remained popular as late as the early 20th century. The bead knitted product rarely has the bead loss seen when beads are stitched onto a cloth surface.
The bag is knitted with cranberry red cotton yarn and decorated with red glass beads. It is lined with matching silk. The drawstring top closure has beaded tassels at the ends. The ingenious design of accordion-like pleats gives to the bag the elastic compactness of a super chic mini-bag.
The condition is almost excellent. The top of the lining has been reinforced with a band of fabric to make the bag usable.
It measures: 7" tall by 8" wide at the base.