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Peach fabric clutch with gold clasp used by Precola DeVore Parks

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Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Used by:
Precola DeVore Parks, American, 1925 - 1997  Search this
Subject of:
Black Fashion Museum, American, 1979 - 2007  Search this
satin and metal
H x W x D: 4 1/2 × 8 1/2 × 1 1/2 in. (11.4 × 21.6 × 3.8 cm)
clutch bags
mid 20th century
A peach fabric clutch with gold clasp used by Precola DeVore Parks.
The peach matte satin clutch is trapezoidal in shape. The bottom of the bag is the thickest part, and the two longer sides slant upwards and inwards to meet along the middle. The two shorter ends of the handbag are shaped like triangles and are concave. The top of the clutch is a gold-colored metal. It runs along the top, where the bag opens, and halfway down the sides. There is a short gold chord-like chain attached at the top of the handbag with two small "8" shaped gold pieces of metal. At the top center of the clutch is a rectangular shaped clasp with a rounded bottom for opening the purse. It has raised pieces that resemble figure eights. The clasp lifts up and is attached to the top of the clutch with a rectangular metal piece. It does not attach to the body of the handbag. The fabric of the body of the clutch is stained and discolored in several places. The metal is discolored in several areas as well.
African American  Search this
Beauty culture  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Black Fashion Museum founded by Lois K. Alexander-Lane
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Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture