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Purse

Unknown1800/1849

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Many thousands of small purses were knitted, embroidered or crocheted in the nineteenth century, intended either for personal use or as a gift or donated to a worthy fundraising cause. Crocheting, incorporating brightly coloured beadwork, was popular in the 1830s, but it was knitting as a domestic craft that thrived as a elegant drawing-room occupation. Much time was devoted to making intricate and delicate items of fancy work without obvious use.

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  • Title: Purse
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1800/1849
  • Location: Great Britain
  • Medium: Knitted silk threads, with silk lining

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