1959 Approximate
Fabric Flowered Raffia. Material: fiber, textile and plastic. Description: white raffia, straw-like material - large purse designed with a rounded open top - closure at top with one 3/4" W. white painted button and a straw loop - one 16 1/2" L. straw loop handle attached on each side - front detail of small white fabric flowers around a centered larger white flower with green edged leaves - white rayon lining - one interior pocket - label: "Made in Japan."
Note with item: "Mother's Day gift from a daughter to Mrs. Noetzel in 1959. A novelty type purse. Had small bee wired onto flowers." & "Used by Elizabeth Panzram Noetzel. This type of purse was a fad at this time." Woman's Accessories.