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A Brief History of Handbags

Written by Henrietta Timmons

A Brief History of Handbags

Have you ever wondered aboutrepparttar origin of handbags and purses? Handbags have been essential to daily life ever since people have had something precious to carry around with them and onlyrepparttar 116290 items have changed over time. The very first mention in written literature comes fromrepparttar 116291 14th century, even though Egyptian hieroglyphs show pouches carried aroundrepparttar 116292 waist. Bags were attached to what were called "girdles" which were fastened torepparttar 116293 waist. Embroidery and jewels adorned these articles and were used to show status -repparttar 116294 richerrepparttar 116295 person,repparttar 116296 more elaboraterepparttar 116297 bag. More information on medieval clothing Inrepparttar 116298 16th century, handbags took on more of an air of practicality withrepparttar 116299 use of everyday materials such as leather with a drawstring fastener on top. During this period, cloth bags were used that were made larger and used by travelers and carried diagonally acrossrepparttar 116300 body. The 17th century saw more variety and both fasionable men and women carried small purses with more complex shapes. Young girls were taught embroidery as a very necessary skill to make them marriagable and we seerepparttar 116301 rise of beautiful and unique stitched artwork in handbags.

Neo-classical clothing became popular inrepparttar 116302 18th century with a reduction inrepparttar 116303 amount of underclothing worn by women. Wearing a purse would ruinrepparttar 116304 look of this clothing so fasionable ladies started carrying their handbags which were called reticules. Women had a different bag for every occasion and every fashion magazine had arguments onrepparttar 116305 proper carrying of these purses. Inrepparttar 116306 reticules one would find rouge, face powder, a fan, a scent bottle, visiting cards a card case, and smelling salts.

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