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Catalog Number Ky-099
Object Name Purse
Description Women's purse; two piece purse made out of woven palm leaf and string; the top piece of the purse fits neatly over the bottom piece to create an enclosed compartment; string on either side attaches to both the top and bottom pieces so that they cannot be separated entirely; small handle strap attached to the top piece.
Collection Francis L. Black Amazonian Artifacts Collection
Collector Francis L. Black
Culture Kayapo
Date 1976
Material palm leaf, string
Dimensions H-17 W-12 L-18.5 cm
Condition Good
Catalog date 2011-09-07
Cataloged by Jessie Cohen
Collector Description Palm leaf, 7 x 7"
OCM Categories 300, 293