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Vintage Velvet Purse Handbag Tapestry Style Carpet Bag


Vintage Velvet Purse Handbag Tapestry Style Carpet Bag from Carpetbags of America. Gorgeous handbag color burnt orange, teal green and some light beige, browns, blacks. By Carpetbags of America. 1 interior pocket. No damage. Approximate Measurements ; Height 9 1/2", Width 12" narrowing to 9 at the top, Shoulder straps/handles drop 10" from top of bag.ID=handbag1


Vintage CarpetBags Of America Handbag

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Vintage CarpetBags Of America Handbag

This Vintage Carpetbags Of America Designer purse from the 1960's is a floral with a muted moss background. 11 1/2" wide. 12 high, handle adds 11 inch drop. snaps open and closed. Has 1 pocket inside with the famous Carpetbags of America logo. Good Condition. No damage. ID=handbag2


Vintage 60s CARPETBAGS of AMERICA Quilted RED Velvet Purse

Hands Down, an outrageous blast from the past...this totally depicts the 60s hippie retro boho error of fashion...An original "Carpetbags Of America" shoulder bag, totally constructed of plush, smooth, soft, velvet material.

This bag is 13 inches long and the handle has a 7 inch drop for 20" total and 15 inches wide. Has a velcro closure and a zippered inside pocket. This is truly a knock out purse....its truly an original piece of art in the world of fashion and accessories!!! ID=handbag3

Vintage 60s CARPETBAGS of AMERICA Purse

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Vintage 60s CARPETBAGS of AMERICA Purse

CARPETBAGS OF AMERICA, measures 12" long (the drop on the strap is 11") and 11 1/2" wide (base of bag). The handbag's interior is LINED IN BLACK SILK, HAS ONE SMALL POCKET. The colorsare muted moss green, brown, black, burnt orange. Apears to be unused. ID=handbag4

$45.00

PAISLEY PRINT CLUTCH PURSE, CARPETBAGS OF AMERICA

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Brown/Black Florentine PRINT CARPETBAGS OF AMERICA

Brown with black Florentine Print purse, marked CARPETBAGS OF AMERICA. Measures 13" side to side at widest point. Is 12" top to bottom. Handles have an 11" drop. Lined in brown silk with one small inner pocket. ID=handbag5



VINTAGE CARPETBAGS OF AMERICA PURSE

This purse SCREAMS AUTUMN!! Beautiful fall colors in a floral pattern. The straps have an 11" drop and the bag is 11" long and 12" wide. Lined in brown silk with one inside pocket with flower logo and label. ID=handbag6

$55.00

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Antique Vintage Beaded Purse. Lovely cobalt beads

This is an antique beaded purse that I picked up from an auction of an estate of a very old woman in Culpepper, Virginia. This reticule is covered in thousands of beads in shades of cobalt blue, pink, green, black, white, and even little dabbles of aqua. To me, the pattern looks like rain drops with a rose and leaf pattern in front of each drop. There is minimal bead loss and the only minor flaw is that the pull string is a bit tattered and uneven. One strand is just hanging on. The black lining is perfectly intact and in impeccable condition. A gorgeous addition to your collection... the blues in this beauty are completely breathtaking! ID=BeadedPurse7

$175.00

VINTAGE CARPETBAGS OF AMERICA PURSE

This purse SCREAMS AUTUMN!! Beautiful fall colors in a floral pattern. The straps have an 9" drop and can be left inside the the bag to carry as a clutch purse. The bag is 11" long and 12" wide. Lined in brown silk with one inside pocket with flower logo and label. Very prety. ID=handbag7

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ANTIQUE MICRO BEADED PURSE, CIRCA 1900

This is an attractive antique micro beaded purse, circa 1900. The front features a central medallion with lovely pink, red & white roses bordered by a garland of violets & leaves, all on a black glass beaded background. The back of the purse & frame are covered in a black silk-like material & the clasp is a frosted glass ball. It measures 8 3/4" long (including clasp) x 7 1/2" wide. Condition overall is very good with only a few beads missing around the outer edge & a little wear to the black fabric on the frame. The inside liner is original and has no tears or stains. ID=BeadedPurse9

Why the White Bead?

It took me some time to find out the reason to this perplexing question, and if you are a purse collector, you too may have wondered why one finds the odd and occasional white bead in an otherwise colorful purse.

Could the beader have made this colossal error, at a moment when her mind slipped from her incredibly tedious work? No, because the white bead occurs in roughly the same place on the reverse side of the purse as well, which adds more puzzlement to the mystery. Well, here is the answer. The white bead is a signature of sorts. It indicates that this purse was made for the retail market, usually a department store, in this country. Making beaded purses was a respectable way for a lady to make money, and the store would typically arrange for the few ladies who produced the bags to "sign" a purse with a single white bead in a particular quadrant, thus identifying her to the store for her due compensation, as the purse was sold. If you don't find a white bead in a beaded bag, you can assume that either the bag was made solely for the use and enjoyment of its' maker, or that the bag is from a European country, where even if the bag was made for the tourist market, there was another type of arrangement, perhaps outright purchase, between the beader and the store which sold it.

   
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