Italian Black Visca Straw Bag

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Made in Italy, this vintage black Visca straw handbag has a silver-tone metal claps & handle - most of the handle is wrapped in straw. The handle has movable joints where it meet the section wrapped (see photo)
The straw is very tightly woven and in Excellent condition.

Inside: Black smooth cloth (nylon blend?). One side has a zipper pocket. Very clean. Loose, attached only at sides so can invert for easy cleaning.
Hinges & clasp work very well.
Visca makes a crinkling sound

Width: tapered up to 10 inches
Body Height: 7 inches
Depth at base: flexible to about 2-1/2 inches
Handle: 3 inches from top of the bag.

Marks: Label "100% Visca, Made in Italy "
Late 1950s, and bought in NYC
Approximate Price/Value: $25