No one will deny the importance of purses in the world of accessories. If we look back at the purse history, we will see that even the first purses deserve respect because they were beautiful enough, sophisticated and striking, they had enough volume, but they are small. It is no wonder that in course of purse history the purse has gotten special attention. Purses are very important when allowing people to understand the following things. What you possess is important. What you possess you must take advantage of it. Any person, we should say lady, who has the very idea of purses, has know acquired the meaning of a female accessory and knows what she wishes from life and knows how to get it, has everything she needs in her purse. The purse has long ago become an essential part of a lady's imagine. It is an immediate mark of her style. And, it brings out the impeccable style of other accessories like the quality of footwear that supplements the outfit.
As a result of purse development, the color range of modern purses is striking in their variety. The shades of color for purses may range from a traditional black to brown and a shade of cognac and sand to claret. Purses can be any color in the rainbow. The same goes for the shape of purses. However, it is the quality of the purse that is invariably under the spotlight of attention. Mention must be made of the fact that the uses of exotic materials such as the leather of a deer or a python have been extensively used. Made from metal, simple fabrics, or gemstones, purses may be a true work of art.
Purse history begins when the history of mankind begins. It is interesting to note that initially purses were used to carry money mostly.
Purse developing and perfection have brought about the extension of the purse's functions. At different stages in their history, purses were introduced into some civilizations and were not used at all in some other civilizations. Interestingly enough in the early purse history was the material that money was made out of. It could be whale's teeth, for example on the islands of Fiji, and clay tablets, stone disks, bones, cows, pigs, bulls, or other representatives of fauna. However, even then, we can see the first purses in the form of bags that were carried on belts. They appeared in the Egyptian culture.
When people began to mint coins, they also learned to use bags to carry money which was fastened to a belt by means of pins or cords. These bags were carried by both men and women. When paper and leather money appeared instead of putting it in purses, the inhabitants of Sweden in the 15th century rolled them into balls and placed them in their ears. This way if such a ball fell out the owner knew it right away. Many soldiers or officers put there money on top of their boot. Of course, this lead to money being ruined but still they were always on hand. In regards to Englishmen in the forty years of the 20th century, they fastened their money to their clothes with the help of a safety pin. The purse history knew striking progress all over the world. During a period of the Middle Ages, purses were hung down on cords attached to the belt. The purse were embroidered and decorated with jewels. It depended on the status of owner how impressive and exquisite the purse was. At the present stage of purse history, the name 'purse' is primarily associated with a female accessory because men prefer to carry wallets while the modern purses are the domain of ladies.