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.
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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Bag, Tagari, February 25, 2013, mid 20th century, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6294. Accessed 10/18/21.