Purse from 1300 A.D.

Purse from 1300 A.D.

This brass handbag, inlaid with gold and silver has been identified as one of the earliest examples of a lady's purse. The elaborate object was crafted in Mosul, Iraq, and dated around 1300 A.D. Although older evidences exist (like parts of a 4200 years-old purse,...
Pockets to Purses: Fashion + Function

Pockets to Purses: Fashion + Function

Gallery FIT March 6 – 31, 2018 Did you miss Pockets to Purses at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City? Check out the exhibition website for a recap. Pockets to Purses: Fashion + Function Pockets and purses are often presented as...
Royal Purses

Royal Purses

ROYAL PURSES Author: Barbara Catanese   Purses that belonged to particular people are always charming; as for me I have a deep penchant for history.  Therefore when, some time ago, I succeeded in acquiring this purse, I was overwhelmed by strong emotions. As you...