Leather handbag covered with
peacock feathers, plastic and metal
frame, 1970’s (above)
Pochette with chrome frame and
enameled decoration. France, ca.
The first bag Hendrikje bought.
Leather handbag with cover plate of tortoiseshell inlaid with mother-of-pearl. Germany, ca.1820
Even though it is only February I'm already thinking about my summer vacation and plan on visiting the Tassen Museum in Amsterdam.
The museum has over 3500 handbags ranging from the 1500s to present.
The collection was started by Hendrikje Ivo who started collecting over 30 years ago and turned her passion into a museum.
For more information on this fascinating collection visit http://www.tassenmuseum.nl