This vintage 1980s genuine python skin shoulder bag or clutch is very versatile. Just hide the chain strap and you have an elegant clutch made of authentic python snake skin. The color is quite unusual, taupe. Most of the time they are a creamy white. It looks to be the natural color as there is no variation on the shade in hidden areas like the pull tab that helps you open it. It closes with a swivel in each side. It has a brown leather line with one zippered inner pocket.
This bag can be worn as a shoulder bag or clutch. One of the screws in one hinge is stamped with the letter F. The other is replaced by a standard screw. This is not obvious when worn.
This unusual handbag measures 10.5" wide by 7" tall. The bottom expands as you add items to it, the profile is wider at the bottom and tappers to the top. The chain shoulder strap is 31" long making the drop 15". Other than the replaced portion of the hinge it is in excellent condition and very clean. It is not signed.