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The cutest folk bags and purses of the world

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:38 am
by sofiya
Every national costume in the world is complemented with accessories. And one of the main and most important accessories is a bag, pouch, or purse.

Sporran (Scotland)
The sporran is an important part of a Scottish male folk outfit. It is a belt-pouch worn with a kilt. The purpose of the sporran is to carry things (since the kilt is pocketless) and to keep the kilt in place. This bag is usually worn in the front, but during running, dancing, driving and other activities the pouch can be turned around the waist to hang on the hip. The sporran is attached to the belt with a help of a leather strap or chain. It can be made from various materials: leather, fur, animal skins, and fabric. The sporrans are usually very fine and embellished with metal decorations, tassels, embossing, etc. Often, men made the sporrans themselves because they wanted unicity.
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Re: The cutest folk bags and purses of the world

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:51 am
by Violet
I like furry sporrans). This one is the cutest
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Re: The cutest folk bags and purses of the world

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:38 pm
by sofiya
Various German vintage bags
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Re: The cutest folk bags and purses of the world

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:55 am
by sofiya
Ukrainian vintage pouch
Male leather pouch called “moshonka”. Kosiv district, Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine (south-western part of the country). The end of the 19th century. The pouch is handmade and nicely adorned
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Re: The cutest folk bags and purses of the world

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:27 am
by sofiya
Male purses and pouches. Three of them are made from leather and one is made from bast. Western areas of Ukraine, the end of the 19th – the beginning of the 20th century
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Re: The cutest folk bags and purses of the world

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:31 am
by sofiya
Ukrainian wicker bag
Wicker shoulder bag made of bast (the bark of trees). It is called “naviska”. The size of naviska can be different. The traditional shape is when one of the flaps is longer and serves as a lid (as you can see on the photo).
This particular bag is from Rivne region of Ukraine (north-western part of the country). The end of the 19th – the beginning of the 20th century. Such bags made of bast are traditional for the wooded Northern Ukraine.
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Re: The cutest folk bags and purses of the world

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:28 am
by sofiya
Traditional leather pouches from Hutsul region of Ukraine (Carpathian area). These pouches are called “kalytka”. They are small because these are vintage analogues of wallets, used to carry coins. They were attached to the belt and hung from it. Also, you see that kalytka pouches are richly adorned with metal decorations, tassels, etc.

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Re: The cutest folk bags and purses of the world

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:28 am
by sofiya
Traditional leather shoulder bag called “tobivka” from Hutsul area (Carpathian region of Ukraine). It is modern but accurately made, just like authentic 19th- and 20th-century folk bags. In this period, tobivka bags gained this half-moon shape, while older Hutsul shoulder bags usually were rectangular. The bag is adorned with stamping on leather.
Exhibit of Yaremche Museum of Carpathian Region Ethnography and Ecology, Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine.

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Re: The cutest folk bags and purses of the world

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:13 am
by sofiya
Traditional Hutsul bag called “tobivka”, Carpathian region of Ukraine, 1980. This one is so ornate and pretty! It is made from leather, adorned with gems, metal decorations, and stamping on leather.

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