Purse - Victoria  Albert Museum - Search the Collections

Purse - Victoria Albert Museum - Search the Collections

"Book or sweete bag, late 16th C. 'Sweete Bags' were often given as gifts themselves or used as container for gifts, such as gold coins. They are some of the best known examples of Elizabethan embroidery, due to the large number which have survived to the present day. It is likely that they have survived in such numbers because the beauty of the items has made them desirable since they were first made."

"Book or sweete bag, late 16th C. 'Sweete Bags' were often given as gifts themselves or used as container for gifts, such as gold coins. They are some of the best known examples of Elizabethan embroidery, due to the large number which have survived to the present day. It is likely that they have survived in such numbers because the beauty of the items has made them desirable since they were first made."

beautiful

beautiful

A VELVET MONEY PURSE EMBROIDERED WITH SILVER THREAD, TURKEY, 18TH CENTURY

A VELVET MONEY PURSE EMBROIDERED WITH SILVER THREAD, TURKEY, 18TH CENTURY

Wallet of silk embroidery 1806

Wallet of silk embroidery 1806

Velvet pouch, early 17th century Hendrikje museum of bags purses, Amsterdam - Google Search

Velvet pouch, early 17th century Hendrikje museum of bags purses, Amsterdam - Google Search

The Kikkabo leather strap- a clever way of making any square of material into a shoulder or cross-body bag.

The Kikkabo leather strap- a clever way of making any square of material into a shoulder or cross-body bag.

Purse, Lat 18thc., French, Made of silk. what else? who made this? who bought it where? who wore it? who loved this gift? was it just tucked away? in whose home?

Purse, Lat 18thc., French, Made of silk. what else? who made this? who bought it where? who wore it? who loved this gift? was it just tucked away? in whose home?

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Drawstring bag | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Drawstring bag | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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