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Catalog Number Ap-111
Object Name Purse
Description Women's purse; woven with reddish/brown and natural straw to form patterns and designs; there is a strap, and container that partially closes with a flap; all of the components are made from the same woven straw; there is string on the flap that can be tied to an additional string on the container section to secure the purse closed.
Collection Francis L. Black Amazonian Artifacts Collection
Collector Francis L. Black
Culture Apalai
Date 1983
Material straw, string
Condition Fair
Condition Notes The shape is morphing
Catalog date 2011-09-01
Cataloged by Jessie Cohen
Collector Description red and natural, 4x9.5x25"
OCM Categories 300, 293