Purse with Coin Tray
From Southern Germany.<br />A purse for hard currency.
In shape, material and finish this cowhide purse is the perfect replica of a predecessor created around the turn of the twentieth century - and hence the legacy of an era in which failure to pay could only be due to an empty purse and not, as happens today, to a damaged credit card or a forgotten PIN number. This was a time when payments were made with coins and small notes and purses needed to hold larger amounts of money without splitting. For this reason, the quality of the leather used to make purses was comparable to that used in shoemaking. The design of this vegetable-tanned leather purse features a coin compartment with a large, reinforced base and flap to make it easier to look for coins, and two separate note compartments for large amounts of paper money. It has another three pockets, a large and a small one inside and one on the reverse. The lining is synthetic. This purse is made in Bavaria by a small leather manufacturer employing only 10 people. Made from 27 individual parts in approximately 100 work steps, this purse exudes quality. All raw edges are turned in and fixed with adhesive and then hand-stitched. The corners, note compartments and interior edges have been pressed by hand using a hot edging iron.
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