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History & Notes: Gloria Otto was a close friend of the Rothwell family, and facilitated the donation of their estate to the Idaho State Historical Society in 2000. The Rothwells lived in Boise and Silver City, Idaho.
Description: Amber beaded bag in a diamond shape with full fringe of beaded trim along the edges. An ornate filigree frame in oxidized metal features butterfly at clasp and chain handle. Lining of green crepe is trimmed in a gold metallic braid and stitched to the frame by hand.
Object Number: 2000.011.0273
Object: purse
Category: Personal Gear
Circa: 1900
Materials: glass, metal, textile

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Amber, diamond shaped, beaded bag from the 1900s
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