Object ID
2003.36.22
Object Name
Bag, Tagari
Measurements
29.5275000000 cm. W x 24.2900200000 cm. L Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed. There is a three inch fringe on the bottom., Item (Overall)
Material
Cotton; Silk; Wool
Object Entities
Farmakis, Daisy (is related to)
Access Points
Object Description
Red and white woven bag. The base color of the bag is tan. It has light designs across it in white thread. The main design is in red. There is a red border around the side of the bag. In the bottom left corner, there is a quarter of a circle with rays coming off of it and forking into two at the end. In the top right corner, there is a more flowerlike quarter of a circle, surrounded by various patterns of zigzagging lines. On the outermost reaches, there are small circles on the inside with three leaves at the top. The opposite side of the bag has the same design. The bottom of the bag has a red fringe, and there is a red handle at the top. The inside of the bag is lined with tan colored cloth.
Origin
Handbags originated as a way for women to not only carry their coins, but their personal items as well. At first, small pouches called purses were used to carry coins until handbags were developed.
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Citation
Bag, Tagari, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7020. Accessed 01/18/22.