Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Persian Fabric and Vinyl Handbag. 1960s. Maker: Unknown. Nice large purse with black vinyl accents over a fabulous Persian (please leave a comment if I am mistaken) motif featuring people on horseback and relaxing in a garden setting. The fabric feels like rayon. Goldtone clasp closure.

I love these huge purses, because I can carry all my junk in them. The only problem is that, with the passing of time and overuse, they can get ruined. I have a purse similar in size, shape and construction to this one—except it’s an Asian tapestry. I used it a lot, so the fabric eventually tore away from the backing, which I believe to be cardboard—not the most sturdy base for a purse.

While I do have some purses that are for display only, I always carry a vintage handbag when I go out. I guess I just have to rotate them more frequently!

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3 comments:

Vintage Voyager said...

beautiful!
Let me leap in with some comparanda - all sold, I'm afraid:
One from Delill-http://www.etsy.com/listing/17767881/vintage-60s-delill-arabian-scene-scenic

One allegedly from Soure -
http://www.etsy.com/listing/53674975/reserve-for-catgril-do-not-purchase

One without a name - most like this one? -
http://www.etsy.com/listing/49926498/vintage-silk-tapestry-purse-pocketbook

*And*, I should say that both scenes on the second side you show appear on the other purses like this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vintagevoyager/5148535814/

They look exactly the same as the fabrics used in a Maxim purse (the middle one), actually.

thanks for showing this!

Vintage Voyager said...

sorry, that should be:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vintagevoyager/5148535814/

Wendy said...

I am so glad to hear from you again! I knew you would like this bag. Thank you for sharing the links.