This piece is crocheted in a furry multicolored novelty gold-eyelash yarn combined with a fine black rayon strand, resulting a fairly heavy felted feel. The flap is crocheted in a heavy black chenille edged with a fine gold thread. It closes with a button-through antique floral button, decorated with a black tassel. The lining is a stiffened gold lame. The dangling glass-beaded fringe with a butterfly motif that gives the piece its name was bought in a little lingerie shop on the Lista di Spagna in Venice, Italy; the whole hangs from handmade cording in the same materials as the body of the bag.
Size: Bag body is about five inches wide by eleven inches long by three-quarters of an inch deep.