Posted by Wendel Swan on July 01, 1999 at 07:18:51:
In Reply to: Re: Try #2 for image posted by Randy Crist on June 30, 1999 at 22:37:52:
It's a nice bag, but a 3rd quarter of the 19th Century seems optimistic. Small, personal Persian bags were oftern made with superior materials.
I too am attracted to purple and have cited its presence as one indicator of greater age. The conventional wisdom is that natural purples, produced either with insect dyes or madder, disappeared when fuchsine became so widely and rapidly available.
However, attractive purples, not light sensitive, continued to be produced well into the 20th Century - although certainly not abundantly. A friend here in Alexandria has a Jaf Kurd bag face with exceptional wool and an exquisite purple as well as a garish orange and an equally awful red. It could be as early as the 1920's or as late as the 1950's.
Good hearing from you.
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