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."
A VELVET MONEY PURSE EMBROIDERED WITH SILVER THREAD, TURKEY, 18TH CENTURY
Wallet of silk embroidery 1806
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.
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?