Maud Hundley Purse, Needlepoint Floral Design, Very Rare


Rare Maud Hundley purse with a beautiful floral needlepoint design.  Interesting faux tortoiseshell chain.
Approx. Size (cm): 8″ x 10.5″ x 2” (20 x 25.5 x 7.5), Strap .5″ wide (1.25) ; 12″ hang (15).
Condition: Very good.
Era:  1950s.
Mark/Label:  Maud Hundley, Anchorage KY.
One of a kind vintage – Get it before it’s gone.



Rare Maud Hundley purse with a beautiful floral needlepoint design.  Interesting faux tortoiseshell chain.

Maud Hundley Purse Details

  • This vintage handbag has a lovely floral rose pattern in shades of pink and green in the center of both sides
  • Cream needlepoint background.
  • Faux tortoiseshell chain and frame.
  • Large faux tortoiseshell kiss closure.
  • A real find for handbag collectors.
  • One large compartment plus a small pocket.
  • A small snap coin purse fits in the pocket and matches the pink lining.
  • Fun pink fabric lining

Who was Maud Hundley

How did handbags by a woman from small-town Kentucky get to be a national sensation?  Her high-quality needlepoint work and beautiful designs. Maud Hundley with her daughter Betty Carrico started their home workroom in 1947 in Anchorage, a suburb of Louisville Kentucky.  She got her start sewing for the Red Cross during WW II.  Customers picked both the design and the frame. Hundley’s studio moved to Middletown, KY in the 1960s and closed after her death in 1985.

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