At least I have always thought it was alligator, but what would I know since I am not an animal hide aficionado. My Mom always dressed well. In her day she was a 'purse matches your shoes' kind of fashionista.
I always loved this purse. Normally it is on a bookshelf in the guest room. My friend Janette who was here recently asked why I don't use it. And I had no reason. We had a Valentine's cocktail party to go to and I did use this purse.
And that would have pleased Mom.