They make these purses in the prisons in Mexico. It is quite sturdy and fun and bright. Remember making the chains out of gum wrappers when we were kids? This is kind of the same thing. In looking at it closely, it has a lot of foil and either candy wrappers or wrappers from chips. I just love it to pieces. Oh, it is not made of fabric. I was asked that a couple of times. Sorry to disappoint all you fabric lovers like myself.