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Enid Collins paper mache bags were only produced for a short time and few have survived today. We believe most, if not all, of the paper mache purses were made when Enid moved her operations to Puerto Rico for a year in 1966, although this bag is not dated.
This is a wonderfully large bag, measuring 11" wide x 6" high x almost 4-1/2" deep. It bears the famous ec initials on the front. Don't the black stones look exactly like watermellon seeds!
Although the inside appears never used, this bag has minor signs of wear including: A couple of small nicks in the paint, thin lines in the leather handles, and some chips along the underside of the watermellon slice (shown in 5th photo below.) While the paper mache bags did not survive well if used, this one has remarkably little wear. In addition, these bags were designed to have a rustic appearance and the marks, lines, and uneven paint were designed and produced this way on purpose.
Please note, as per the rustic design previously mentioned, many of the marks you may see, including some of the marks on the underside of the watermellon slice, are either intentional or lighting glare. This bag is in exceptionally rare shape for a paper mache Enid purse.