Purchased while living in Germany. Beautiful, thick cloth, well made. Gold threading around all the designs and stars. Zips all the way across the top for security. Can be washed & hung dry – it is freshly cleaned. Measures just shy of one foot tall x 17 inches across – easily expandable. Reinforced straps drop is 11½ inches to easily fit over shoulder. It is in excellent condition, non-smoking household. A very unique purse to carry at the holidays.