Two Small Silk Purses: Taisho or Early Showa Era
ca. mid twentieth century
each approximately: 3 1/4" x 6", 8.25 cm x 15 cm
These are two attractive little silk purses which seem to be made from some kind of Buddhist related silk cloth. Each of the bags, which show wear, is fashioned like a little envelope, one of them having a horn or bone closure and the owner's personal information hand written on the flap of the purse.
Attractive, utilitarian, and lovely.