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LADIES PURSES

A wide range of ladies purses typical of those worn in the past.

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Square Draw String Purse
14th/15th century
Price:
from £30
Large Square Draw String Purse
14th/15th century
Price: from £35
Round Draw String Purse
14th-17th century
Price: from £35
Large Round Draw String Purse
14th-17th century
Price: from £40
Draw string purse with side gusset
15th/16th century
Price: from £40
Draw string purse with two side pockets
16th/17th century
Price: from £60
Pear shaped purse with two sections
16th century
Price: £75
Large purse with many pockets
16th/17th century
Price: from £95
Teardrop belt purse
17th century
Price: from £35
Narrow belt purse
17th century
Price: from £35

Just like today there are distinct differences between the styles of bags worn by women and those worn by men. Ladies purses tended to be soft drawstring bags worn on a long cord. In the 14th century they are generally square and they become rounder and more elaborate in the 15th and 16th centuries. In the 17th century it becomes common to have a purse on a short belt loop although drawstring purses are still common.

All my purses are made entirely by hand using leathers that are as close to the leather available to the period craftsmen as possible and are dyed using period dyes. All the designs are based on original sources, either surviving examples found in museums or from illustrations found in paintings and prints. I have included source pictures alongside my re-productions so you can see what they are inspired by.

If the purse you want has been sold then get in contact about ordering one.

CONTACT

Karl Robinson - Leatherworker
4 Noble Street
Wem
Shropshire SY4 5DZ
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 07476 307560
Email: karl@karlrobinson.co.uk
Copyright © Karl Robinson 2018. All rights reserved.
Site last updated 5th September 2018