Garden Courtship Purse
style: vintage 1920s tapestry bag with snakeskin and lucite frame
vintage / modern: Vintage
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Vintage 1920s lucite framed purse with tapestry depicting a scene of 18th century courtship. The sides of this antique vintage purse are made of reptile skin as well as the tab on the front. Features plastic lucite chain link handle, kiss lock closure, and lined in dusty rose silk with a coin purse inside.
size + details
- 8.5" wide x 6.5" tall / 8" handle drop
- material: tapestry, reptile skin, lucite, silk
- condition: excellent vintage condition for age, silk lining has wear specifically near the top where the tapestry is stitched on to the frame
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Length: Top of shoulder to hem
Bust: Armpit to armpit then doubled
Waist: Across natural waist seam then doubled
Hips: Measured 7" from natural waist seam, measured across then doubled
Bodice: Top of shoulder to natural waist seam
From over a decade's worth of experience as a vintage clothing seller and collector, we are sharing some general care and laundering advice gleaned from women of the past. Practicing these "vintage" methods is another way to be more sustainable.
- Wear a slip with your garments to keep your garments cleaner longer (in most cases it takes much less water/resources to launder a slip than it does a garment)
- Wear your garments more than once before laundering
- Use cold water to launder your garments, hot water can deconstruct the fibers of your garments more and also can cause shrinkage.
- If using a machine, only wash full loads of laundry
- Hang garments to dry (every Adored Vintage girl loves seeing clothes on a line!) Dryers can really be rough on your garments (that lint trap is literally bits of your clothes as it slowly falls apart!)
- Spot clean garments immediately
- Hand wash your clothing as often as possible.
- Learn simple repair and mend skills to increase the longevity of your garments.