DIY - Stylish Victorian Handbag Frame
Made of polished brass this unique metal purse frame measures 4 1/2" across and and has loops for a chain that you can make short enough for a hand-held purse or long enough for a shoulder bag.
FREE PATTERN - The picture shows the purse pattern already made up and is shown for reference only. The purse is not included.
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Framed purses date back to the Renaissance when some were very ornate, with huge clasps; while others had a simple clasp. This frame is less ostentatious but still dressy enough to be an excellent accessory for your prom, ball or court wear.
(Last Pic) MUSEUM OF LONDON - 15th - 16th c. Copper alloy purse frame, its central shield-shaped boss has an attachment loop. The purse frame has flat section side bars, two pendant frames and is decorated with religious inscriptions. Towards the end of the 1400s it became fashionable for rich men to wear large purses hanging from their belts. They were made of velvet or other expensive fabric fitted to fancy metal frames. This purse frame is inscribed with Christian prayers to protect the purse and its contents from loss or theft. The upper bar reads in Latin (wrongly spelt) "AVE MARIA GACIE PLE", continuing on the back "A DOMINV TECVM" - 'Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with you'. The hinged frames are marked "DEO HONOR ET [GLO]RIA" and "LAVS TIBI SOLI" - 'Honour and glory to God' and 'Praise to you alone'.
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