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Help With ID of This Bag

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by steve w, Jan 15, 2021.

  1. steve w

    steve w Registered Guest

    Hi I am intrigued by this bag I have and wondering if anyone can help me date it from the style and what it would be called ?

    It appears to be Nylon thread knitted - has intricate gold endings - flat bottom - measures about 10" wide and 6" high ... Thank You...
     

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  2. denisebrain

    denisebrain VFG President Staff Member

    Great find! I love this type of drawstring hobo bag!

    It was almost certainly made by a home crafter, crocheted of a rayon cord with the Dritz corporation's proprietary name Belastraw (the gold contains metallic threads). The era would be 1950s, possibly late 40s. You can see a number of different patterns for similar bags floating around on the internet, such as the reproduced patterns shown by an eBay seller here: https://www.ebay.com/c/1348638671

    They have various styles, but with that characteristic round shape with a base and drawstrings. The neat metal tips I believe had to be available for purchase. You can also find similar bags with plastic bases that must have also been available to crafters.
     
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  3. steve w

    steve w Registered Guest

    Wow ! Maggie Thank you so much ! Your depth of knowledge is amazing .. Its been puzzling me for a while - and now no longer .. all bests Steve
     
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  4. denisebrain

    denisebrain VFG President Staff Member

    Glad I could help!
     
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