The purse is about 9 inches wide and 7 1/2 inches tall. One side features a small exterior pocket and prominent ‘hornback’ ridges down the center. Hornback leather showcases the hard, horn-like scales found along the donor Crocodile or Alligator’s back and they add an interesting and one of a kind topographical feature to the piece.
The back side of the purse is plain, flat reptilian leather.
The inside is lined with a fine grained leather that looks more mammalian than not. The interior is essentially one large pocket, but there is a small one on one side. The lining at the bottom of the small pocket is fabric and there is a tear. Otherwise the purse is in good shape but does have some signs of use, although there is a lot of ‘life’ left in it.