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The world's oldest handbag?

 HandbagsA 14th Century woman's accessory from Northern Iraq, the centrepiece of a new exhibition at London's Courtauld Gallery, may be the earliest surviving handbag in the world, writes Tanvi Misra.

Made of brass and inlaid with gold and silver, the bag is the only one of its kind - which made it difficult for experts to work out what it was. Previously thought to be a work basket, document wallet, or even a saddlebag, it is now understood to be a woman's handbag made in Mosul in the 1300s.

Most decorations on the bag are traditionally Islamic, but a court scene shows Mosul's metalworkers adapting to appeal to their new rulers from the Mongol Il-Khanid dynasty.




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