Friday, June 29, 2007

Persian Lamb Muff Purse. Maker unknown. 1940s. Beautiful, soft black Persian lamb muff, lined in rayon, with carry strap—tucked inside—and fur-covered dingleballs hanging off the metal zipper. The zippered portion is why this counts as a purse. I have a small collection of muffs, a few of which have purse-like compartments. Even though it’s rather simple, I love this muff because I adore Persian lamb. In fact, I have four Persian lamb coats, which is utterly ridiculous since I live in Southern California and never get to wear them. Not that I’ll be out in my four-horse sleigh, carrying a muff any time soon, either…

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2 comments:

sweetheartville said...

I use to have a muff when I was a little girl, but, unfortunately, it had no zippered pocket. I loved that thing! I felt very old fashioned and ladylike when I carried it. Love this one!

Wendy said...

I never had one when I was little. Got all mine as an old broad, but still love to touch and admire them. And, besides, isn't "muff" just the best word ever?