the most beautiful art is the kind you receive as a gift from someone very special. these purses are pieces of art themselves, and their beauty is enriched by their history and former lives. so unique and interesting and lovely. all have sentimental attachment and were very sweet gifts from the women in my life. my mom, barbara, nana, oma and mrs. c all had these in their family. their mothers, aunts, grandmothers carried them to parties, family events, where else i don’t know. i have found little compacts in them. a folded up tissue, a little lipstick stain. remnants of the women with style who used them before me. i hang or display them as art in my home, and use them on special occasions.