This purse was probably manufactured by the Fővárosi Bőrdíszmű Szövetkezet [Capital Fancy Leather Goods Cooperative]. In the sixties, the patent-leather PVC and vinyl bags were increasingly in demand, as well as the box bags that were so practical in form. The walls of the purse gave it structure, so that the contents inside were easily organised and visible. The selected small lady’s purse with a hard handle was made from pieced plastic and vinyl. Its bright red colour and shiny patent surface called attention to its wearer.
The externally stitched technique of this purse was made with a hewn spoon process imitating joining procedure. The base material needed for this was most probably Graboplast manufactured in Győr, with similar products available in both the sample shops in Győr and Budapest.
The fixing of the handle of the selected purse – with the eye of a leather goods maker – is a rather chintzy solution, as the bending anchorage of the handle in principle should not be visible from the inner side of the cover. This type of joining procedure applied to patent artificial leather material was typical in the late sixties to early seventies. The artisan sector applied exactly this joining technique in their so-called “winking wallets.”


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