Object ID
2003.21.1.1
Object Name
Bag, Tagari
Date Created
February 25, 2013, mid 20th century
Alternative Name
Tagari
Material
Wool
Object Description
Woven wool handbag (tagari). Brown background with ancient boat design with elaborate sails, flowers and even a carved mermaid in the fornt. At the top is the name of cruiseline (Epirotiki Cruises, Greece) embroidered on bag. The bag has a braided, rope handle.
Origin
Tagari purses are handade, wool bags made from cloth. They were made and worn by villagers during the 1940's throught the 1950's. In the past, they were made and worn in rural areas of Greece and surrounding European areas. Now they are worn everywhere as more of a fashion statment. Epirotiki shipping company has beeb around since 1850 in Piaeus, Greece.
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Citation
Bag, Tagari, February 25, 2013, mid 20th century, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6294. Accessed 10/18/21.