The tapestry purse and the carpet bagNovember 20, 2012
Yes, who doesn't love tapestry purse's or carpet bags? I certainly do! I find that these purses are lovely works of art. Many think of them as old lady bags, and it is true that the history of a tapestry purse has a long history. The carpet bag dates all the way back to the Civil war era and even before. Leather became scarce and luggage needed to be sturdy. Innovative bag makers used left overs of carpet and made bags out of it. Many had a beautiful pattern and the carpet bag was born.