A brief history of the bags

It can be small or large, leather, knitted, crocheted or knitted, to be worn in the arm, shoulder or across the body. Whatever it is, one thing is for sure, every woman will keep her bag with her as her most loyal friend, in every situation, while in everyday life the statement of the women that “leaving the house without a bag, it would be as if she went out of hands”.

Did you know? : The first handbags were worn by men!

From the earliest stages of civilization in development, people needed to carry with them something that would make it easier for them. To this end, hand-made “bags” of cloth or wicker basket were improvised. The first bag originated in prehistory and is made of folded animal skin. It was used by a man and carried mostly hunting tools and weapons.

Egyptian hieroglyphics depict members of a stronger pole carrying bags tied around their waist or in their hand. Ancient African priests went one step further and carried bags decorated with colorful beads. Also, Assyrian relief in stone from 883-859 BC depicts a man-figure holding an object very similar to today’s bags.

Did you know? : The world’s first unisex bag was made by Prada in 1985, and it’s a simple black parachute backpack.

So the assumption is that the bags we know today are not first started by women, but by men. The bags were needed to carry coins, flint and other personal items as the pockets were not yet made as part of the wardrobe.

Since the 14th century, many people have used a bag that closes with a rope to carry money and attached to a belt or belt.

Thigh pocket

Egyptian hieroglyphics depict members of a stronger pole carrying bags tied around their waist or in their hand. Ancient African priests went one step further and carried bags decorated with colorful beads. Also, Assyrian relief in stone from 883-859 BC depicts a man-figure holding an object very similar to today’s bags.

In the meantime, a woman’s bag evolves from a shuttle shape, ie. ornamental silver or gold buckles on the belt from which the chains were hung, with keys, perfumes and small tools on them – scissors, embroidery accessories, and were also considered jewelry, via the aforementioned rope bags which were richly decorated to highlight the status the owner, until the so-called. “Thigh pockets”. In the 17th and 18th centuries and much of the 19th century, women’s clothing was so extensive in terms of layers of fabric that one or two bags or pockets could easily be hidden under a skirt or petticoat.

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Such pockets are usually carried in pairs: one that hung from each hip – hence the name mentioned above.

Did you know? : The first leather designer purse was made in London in 1841. by H.J.Cave for the wife of an industrialist who wanted the entire ordered set of luggage and bags to be separated from the bags of the poor at first glance.

In the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries, it was thought that nothing should be worn in the hands, so muffs and tubular fur gloves were used in which fists could be pulled up to half a forearm on either side and had a pocket inside. .

In the 20th century, with the rapid advent and passage of various movements in art and fashion, women’s handbags developed and went through various forms, some of which were not retained in widespread commercial use.

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