Is it a Goth hand bag?

The find of the week at the Costume Museum of Canada is this smashing little red bag!

If I could find the metal bit somewhere, I'd try and reproduce this bag!

If I could find the metal bits somewhere, I’d try and reproduce this bag!

To open it you lift the clasp...

To open it you lift the clasp…

The main compartment is  plush like a coffin!  So Goth!

The main compartment is plush like a coffin! So Goth!

One side of the lid has empty slots...I wonder what was in there.  The slots are hidden by the tag that labels the item as being 1836-90.  Pretty general date...basically Victorian!

One side of the lid has empty slots…I wonder what was in there. The slots are hidden by the tag that labels the item as being 1836-90. Pretty general date…basically Victorian!

The other side of the lid has a few of the original tools.

The other side of the lid has a few of the original tools.

The 6 on the right side are various sizes of crochet hooks.  The second from the left is a handle that you can screw the hooks into.  The first from the left is obviously a pin.  I didn’t handle the third from the left so I don’t know what it is.  I think it might be a thread cutter.  So judging by the stuff still left in it, I’d say this bag is a work bag for crocheting fine things like lace.  Lovely.  I want it SOOOOOO bad!

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5 thoughts on “Is it a Goth hand bag?

  1. Anna Worden Bauersmith says:

    Oh, wow!!! This is a stunning work-bag. Well, I guess I would call it a bag. Thank you for sharing.

  2. severn14 says:

    So beautiful! I think it would be very encouraging to do some work if you could pull out that bag to show off in front of visitors. 😉

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