The purse was actually a Man’s before a Woman’s

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In the beginning the purse was actually a man’s accessory before a woman’s. In ancient Egypt hieroglyphics depict men carrying pouches around their waste.
In 2012, the oldest purse was discovered in Germany, studded with dog teeth and dated between 2200 and 2500 BC.
The oldest handbag is a 700 year old clutch found in Northern Irac, decorated with Gold and Silver Court scenes.
With the introduction of pockets to men’s clothing in 1670, men discarded purse bags, and they began to be known purely as the domain of women’s fashion.
Now made of any material imaginable, both men and women carry today’s bags over their shoulders, under their arms or in their hands to store all the necessary accoutrements of modern life.