< Hook on strap
The purse itself is 2.5" (not including the dangles). There's a
beaded "strap" that is 20" end-to-end that is sewn onto
the ends of the purse. The "hair" runs through the entire
length of the strap! In other words the smaller beads are sewn over top
the hair. Looks like it was to be worn as a necklace.
There's also a hook on the strap,
I don't know the purpose for the hook. the hook is facing
"downwards" towards the purse.
I just tried rubbing one of the larger dangles of bead across a sheet
of paper - nothing, no mark. But they are lightweight. Is there another
test for jet? Didn't someone once mention running it lightly across a
piece of clay pottery? Maybe they are just glass.
did the “burn” test as you suggested. I used hair from my own
brush as a benchmark for smell. They were similar but not exactly
the same. The “purse” hair had a stronger smell to it.