More new pursesBy Mark Chervenka
More new purses
New purses made with glass beads have been reproduced since 1997. Many new pieces are manufactured by hand in India. Various styles of new purses are made. The one shown here is done in black glass beads. Another, not shown, is made of white silk.
The new metal frames are cast; old metal frames are generally die stamped. New beads are 3-5 times the size of old beads.