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Vintage 1950’s Woven Tapestry Evening Bag

With chain handle




Not Branded 


Cotton Tapestry  


Width from Bottom 18cm, Width from Top 16cm, Depth 16cm

Condition Used


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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