Bags and purses
Vanda Foster, Author
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Examples range from the tiny, lavishly embroidered gift purses of the seventeenth century, through the embroidered 'ridicules' of the late eighteenth century and the leather 'hand bags' of the Victorian railway traveller, to the Art Deco bags of the twenties, the classic bags of the 1950s and the unisex styles in the 1970s. Bags and purses have been made in almost every material known to man, from rich silk or silver tissue to paper, shell and PVC, and their variety in construction and appearance, often strikingly beautiful, is fully reflected int he book's illustrations, which are given detailed captions, an important feature. The items shown include many never before photographed or displayed to the public.
Bags and Purses is one of a new series of illustrated books on costume accessories which will be of value to designer, restorer, collector, and student alike. - inside front cover.
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