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Vintage 1950’s Tapestry Wooden Handle Handbag

£28.00
Wooden clasp to hold together
Quantity:

Size

N/A

Brand

Not Branded 

Fabric

Cotton Tapestry  

Measurements

Bottom Width 32cm, Top Width 30cm

Condition Used

Moderate - some wear and marks on wooden clasp

History Of The Garment 

The history of the tapestry bag dates back to the 16th and 17th century  but over the years handbags have changed in size, shape and intended use according to fashion and practical demands. The trend for small bags of unusual shapes and fabrics exploded in the mid 1950s and seen as too small for day to day life, but as a dressy accessory for the evening.  The tapestry evening bag were often copies of a Victorian style purse  which kept handkerchiefs and smelling salts. 

 

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