The Museum of Bags and Purses shows the history of the bag in Western culture over a period of 500 years, from the late Middle Ages to the present day. The museum is the only museum of handbags in Europe and the largest of its kind in the world, with a collection of more than 5.000 bags, pouches, suitcases, purses and other matching accessories such as compacts, shoes and hats.

The Museum of Bags and Purses shows the history of the bag in Western culture over a period of 500 years, from the late Middle Ages to the present day. The museum is the only museum of handbags in Europe and the largest of its kind in the world, with a collection of more than 5.000 bags, pouches, suitcases, purses and other matching accessories such as compacts, shoes and hats.

Handmade Gypsy Fringe Tassel Cross Body Bag Beads Hippie Boho Hobo Purse tmyers | Clothing, Shoes & Accessories, Women's Handbags & Bags, Handbags & Purses | eBay!

Details about Handmade Gypsy Fringe Tassel Cross Body Bag Beads Hippie Boho Hobo Purse tmyers

Handmade Gypsy Fringe Tassel Cross Body Bag Beads Hippie Boho Hobo Purse tmyers | Clothing, Shoes & Accessories, Women's Handbags & Bags, Handbags & Purses | eBay!

Circa 1558-1603, Burse  The Burse for the Great Seal of England was a very special kind of ceremonial purse made of rich materials and decorated with the current monarch's arms and initials. It was used to contain the Great Seal, which symbolised the majesty of the law in the same way that the crown symbolises the monarchy.

Burse

Circa 1558-1603, Burse The Burse for the Great Seal of England was a very special kind of ceremonial purse made of rich materials and decorated with the current monarch's arms and initials. It was used to contain the Great Seal, which symbolised the majesty of the law in the same way that the crown symbolises the monarchy.

Bag, reticule  1800-1825, 19th century  14.5 x 12.8 cm  Gift of Mrs. Lois S. Winslow-Spragge  M971.56.5  © McCord Museum

Bag, reticule 1800-1825, 19th century 14.5 x 12.8 cm Gift of Mrs. Lois S. Winslow-Spragge M971.56.5 © McCord Museum

The verse ".....is my name and with my needle I wrought the same" was the inspiration for my company name.        I hope you'll enjoy stitching my designs.

The verse ".....is my name and with my needle I wrought the same" was the inspiration for my company name. I hope you'll enjoy stitching my designs.

Drawstring bag late 16th early 17th century. England. 12x13 cm. linen plain weave embroidered with silk and silver metallic threads. Braded silk and metallic cords and tassels.

Drawstring bag late 16th early 17th century. England. 12x13 cm. linen plain weave embroidered with silk and silver metallic threads. Braded silk and metallic cords and tassels.

Drawstring bag, English 1575-1650.  Silk embroidered with metallic threads, metal purl, wire and spangles.

Drawstring bag, English 1575-1650. Silk embroidered with metallic threads, metal purl, wire and spangles.

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