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Woman's purse with belt

French (Paris)
about 1970s
Designed by Paco Rabanne (Spanish (active in France), born in 1934)


Height x width x depth: 72 x 17.5 x 2.3 cm (28 3/8 x 6 7/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

gold-toned metal

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Designed as a chain mail mesh handbag and belt with gold-toned discs with holes connected by metal links. The envelope shape of this bag closes with a buckle. It hangs from a waist band made up of the same round elements that fastens with a flat oval brushed goldtone metal buckle.


Cloth label is marked PR-Paris RICAF-Italy.


Mid 1970s, purchased by Karen Rotenberg, Boston, in Paris; gift of Rotenberg and her husband Michael to the MFA (Accession date: April 14, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Karen and Michael Rotenberg