If items could talk what stories would they tell? Perhaps of a long ago wedding or fancy ball? This lovely satin purse with silk ribbons, it would seem, may have held dear memories by the owner. The pouch bag dates from the late Victorian or Edwardian era. (Early 1900’s.)
More than likely home made, the silk cream colored purse is embellished with appliqued lace on both sides of the fabric. Cut out pieces of lace bows and small flowers, as well as other trimming, make this purse quite attractive. A drawstring top featuring silk ribbon tied in a number of bows also give importance to the overall look.