Beaded Bags: ca. 1910, polychrome bead-work. "These colorful bags are made with beads. In the beginning of the 20th century, bags became one of the key fashion items. Bead bags were popular from the 1900s to the 1930s. In those days, the slick texture of metal, glass and lacquer was regarded as one of the important factors in fashion and artifacts. Beads of various kinds of materials including glass and metal were used for bags. Exquisite hand-made bags were created during that period."