pompodore (Bag)

About this object

History of use

Costumes like this one are still worn for weddings, funerals and church festivals.

Narrative

This bag was made by the donor, using hand-made braid. The donor wore it as part of a costume that she acquired from a friend named Kellner.

Physical description

Woman's black velvet tubular-shaped evening bag with drawstring closing. Bottom stiffened with heavy paper (?). Trimmed with a decorative braid worked in metallic gold thread, sequins and glass beads on animal skin (?). Nine brass rings on inside near top to accommodate a gold-coloured twisted cord drawstring.