October 12, 2018 on the third floor of the main building VOHM them. I.N. Kramskoy will open the Ladies’ Handbag exhibition.
The exhibition “Lady’s Handbag” represents a part of the collection of arts and crafts of the Yaroslavl Art Museum, more than 60 items (handbags, wallets, accessories).
The collection of handbags of the XIX-XX centuries, the Yaroslavl Museum collects since the 1980s, now it has more than 100 works. Among them are European-made tapestry, leather, suede, metal bags embroidered with beads and colored threads. The most interesting exhibits are a handbag with a whistle designed to scare away bullies, purses from mother-of-pearl shells of the beginning of the 20th century, beaded wallets.
Ladies’ handbag is not just an accessory, but one of the most necessary and important items for a woman who can hold a whole world. Graceful and elegant, fantasy and comfortable, expensive and not very, handbags reflect the character, addictions and mood of its owner.
The history of the bag is lost in ancient times. The need for a device for carrying things became apparent in prehistoric times. The first bags, apparently, were knots from the skins of the primitive period. Later, textile bags appeared to carry small items. They were already known in ancient Egypt. Antiquity and the Middle Ages made handbags, which were worn on the belt, a fashion accessory, costume decoration. With the introduction of monetary circulation, wallets appeared. The richly decorated handbags and wallets were worn by representatives of wealthy classes, both men and women. With the invention of the pocket in the XVII century, men gradually abandoned the purse, handbags, while women could not part with the handbag.
Ladies handbags by the beginning of the XX century amazed by the variety of materials and techniques of their creation. They allowed the lady to show their individuality or, on the contrary, to emphasize the commitment to the latest fashion trends. Handbags were made by individual craftswomen and specialized workshops.
The exhibition will run until January 20, 2019.
The cost of a full entrance ticket is 150 rubles.
The preferential (for students, schoolchildren, pensioners) – 100 rubles.
Photographing – 100 rubles.
Amateur video filming (1 hour) – 300 rubles.