ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. See questions and answers. Early modern Europeans wore purses for one sole purpose:
Cave resumed handbag production in During the s, the rationing of textiles for World War II led to the manufacturing of handbags made in materials like raffia  or crocheted from yarn.
Some women crocheted their own small handbags from commercial patterns during this period. The oldest known purse dates back more than years, and was a pouch worn by a man, Ötzi the Iceman. In early Modern Europe, when women's fashions moved in the direction of using small ornamental purses, which evolved into handbags, men's fashions were moving in another direction.
Men's trousers replaced men's breeches during the course of the 18th and 19th centuries, and pockets were incorporated in the loose, heavy material. This enabled men to continue carrying coins, and then paper currency, in small leather wallets. Men's pockets were plentiful in 19th century and 20th century trousers and coats, to carry possessions, such as pipes, matches and knives, and they were an item frequently mended by their wives.
Men's purses were revived by designers in the s in Europe. The names man bag , man-purse and murse have been used. The designs are typically variations on backpacks or messenger bags, and have either a masculine or a more unisex appearance, although they are often more streamlined than a backpack and less bulky than a briefcase.
These bags are often called messenger bags or organizer bags. The leather satchel is also common. Men's designer bags are produced by well-known companies such as Prada , Louis Vuitton , Coach , and Bottega Veneta in a variety of shapes and sizes. As a fashion accessory, handbags can be categorized according to the silhouette of the bag, as well as the type of handle.
The current popular handbag silhouettes are as of Vintage clutch with fold-over closure, made of red snakeskin. Saddle shape, with equestrian hardware detail. Tote , in this example the Birkin bag by Hermès. Clutch made from eel skin, a strong but expensive alternative to cow, sheep, goat, or pig leather. A distinction can also be made between soft-body handbags or frame handbags, where a metal frame supports the textile or leather of the bag. Frame bags often use a kissing lock closure, with two interlocking metal beads set on the top of the frame.
Kissing locks were popular on handbags during the early- to midth century, and remain popular with vintage collectors and in "retro" designs. These locks are still seen on smaller change purses. The need to organize one's belongings is universal, thus handbags exist in differing forms in cultures around the world. People have been quite clever in thinking of ways to use the materials at hand to create their bags; this section shows many different examples of handbags.
A bilum bag, used in Papua New Guinea. Bilums are made of "bush rope", cuscus fur or wool, and expand in size. A shoulder bag made of baobab tree fibres, bought in Zimbabwe in Ojibwa bag with decorative beadwork; this particular bag was probably made for a child.
Early 20th century Yoruba Diviner's bag, from the Oyo region, Nigeria. A Burmese Kachin bag or wallet. A Betel bag from West Timor , made around Called an aluk , such bags are still made. A modern handbag in a traditional Hakka Chinese -style floral fabric design. North African bag with lizard head and paws.
A handbag from French designer Etienne Aigner. Bag made of recycled water sachets by Trashy Bags , Accra, Ghana From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article possibly contains original research. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed.
September Learn how and when to remove this template message. This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. Hobo bag with top zipper, shoulder strap, and characteristic slouch in the middle.
Messenger bag from old truck tarp with seat belt as strap, made by Freitag, Switzerland Hobo bag with unique variations, such as a bold abstract print and interesting hardware. Vintage evening bag, made of ivory satin encrusted with faux pearls and glass bugle beads. Ladies' Burberry handbag The use of cane, combined with the techniques used by the Native American Indians, using wooden bases, made this type of basketry very sturdy and durable.
The most distinctive process in making a Nantucket Lightship Basket was the use of wooden molds. Many of the original basket molds were made from the lightship masts themselves, enabling the crew to craft nesting Nantucket Lightship Baskets. The molds were used to ensure the accuracy in size and shape. Originally, these fine hand-crafted baskets were called "rattan baskets.
The name was derived from the men who manned the Lightships and originally crafted this type of basket.. In , the idea of a using a woven lid design to top a basket in order to create a ladies Nantucket handbag was introduced by Jose F. The covered basket that he produced was the handbag that is most commonly seen today. Most of today's Nantucket basket hand bags are adorned with some form of decoration, whether it be a finely scrimshawed scene on an ivory plaque or a carved ivory whale or scallop shell.
Some may be crafted with leather purse straps instead of a traditional hardwood basket handle.
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