Today I would like to share some photos of a recent purchase. I bought this little bag because I had never seen a purse that featured, well, naked women. !?!?!
To be honest, I was a little stunned when I found it. True, they are only unclothed from the waist up, but STILL. And what is the deal with the fully clothed man with the vase and pipe? Is that a hookah?
And why the blue birds? It got me thinking: would I have bought this bag and carried it around? What is the story behind this bag? The label on the interior of this bag reads "Asfar & Sarkis Finest Brocades in the World Damascus (Syria)."
I am a member of the Antique Purse Collector's Society and posted a question on their bulletin board trying to gain some information on this maker. Several people requested pictures, so I decided to do a blog post. If any of you all are purse collectors, I encourage you to visit the website and request more information. It is incredibly informative and helpful and full of friendly members...several of whom have written books on purses! Enjoy, and let me know if you have any info!