This wonderful piece was a 19th century woman's miniature coin purse. Worn tied in the middle to the waist of a beautiful dress. The crocheted tube is closed at the ends, with a slit in the middle. The gold coins of the day were called Louis (after the king). One would slip a gold coin into the slit and it would settle on either side. The gold rings drifted down to keep the coins in place. These are very difficult to find and I have 3 stunning examples. Look for the others in the shop. 6.75" end to end.