A nice historical piece by my fellow Tirgearr author, Charlene

Nights of Passion

by C. Margery Kempe

I’m pleased as can be to have fellow Tigearr Publishing author Charlene Raddon as my guest today. She will be giving away a copy of her western romance To Have and To Holdas well as a $5 Amazon gift certificate. She’s got a little piece of history that I know will be of interest to a lot of folks:
A History of Purses and Handbags

Beaded purseEver wondered about the origin of handbags and purses, essential to fashion history ever since people needed something to carry around with them. The written first mention comes from the 14th century, although we do know that Egyptian hieroglyphs show pouches carried around the waist. Bags were attached to what were called “girdles” fastened to the waist. Embroidery and jewels adorned these articles and were used to show status—the richer the person, the more elaborate the bag.

In the 16th…

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