|The oldest surviving handbag in the world!|
|Scene on the lid using gold and silver on brass.|
It is made of brass, inlaid with gold an silver. The decoration shows Islamic scenes, with some reference to the Il-Khanid dynasty (Mongolian ruler who took over in the 14th Century). Whats more it is currently on display at London's Courtauld Gallery till mid May (link) and costs entry costs just £3 if you go on a Monday!
|See the lady looking at her reflection in the mirror?|
|Was this lunch pail inspired by the oldest surviving handbag in the world?|
This is one bag I would have loved to have seen on Youtube with a 'What's in my bag?' tag- even more so if a 14th century noble lady was presenting the video! I wonder if this 'oldest surviving handbag' declaration will see any similar bags creep out of the woodwork. I can sort of imagine Indiana Jones carting one of these about instead of his leather satchel- carrying lost treasures around safely.
I am predicting that one or two designers will have a collection out shortly, heavily influenced by this bag. I like middle eastern design so I'd be quite happy to see this trend next season.
Do you like this bag? Are you a fan of middle eastern design?
You can read more about this bag here. Photos credited to Courtauld Gallery.
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P.s. My Gogo Philip Necklace Giveaway closes this week (link).