Museus das Bolsas, Sacolas, Bags…


Museus das Bolsas, Sacolas, Bags…fica em Amsterdã

Hendrikje Ivo (1936) era uma colecionadora voraz. Reuniu 4000 exemplares de bolsas, bags, carteiras, sacolas e afins por 35 anos. Sua coleção possui exemplares do séc. XVI até os dias de hoje. Desfile pela coleção que é de arrasar e deixar qualquer mulher com inveja.

The history of the Museum of Bags and Purses

The Museum of Bags and Purses was formed from the private collection of Mrs Hendrikje Ivo, who collected bags for more than 35 years. What started out as a personal fascination expanded to become a unique collection that was on display for 10 years in Amstelveen.

In April 1996, the Museum of Bags and Purses was opened in Amstelveen. When the office space was vacated, half of the villa owned by the Ivo family became available. This empty space was transformed into a museum.

Heinz Ivo, Hendrikje’s husband, made a major contribution to the founding of the museum. He took over the technical management of the museum. The museum was one of the first museums in the Netherlands to make use of glass-fibre lighting.

After 10 years, the location in Amstelveen became too small for the continually expounding collection and the increasing flow of visitors. Thanks to the help of a benefactor, the move of the museum to its present location in Amsterdam in 2007 was made possible.

As mais expressivas pela época e pelo design:

  • Leather bag with tortoiseshell cover plate, Germany, 1820-1830

    This is the first bag that Hendrikje Ivo bought and which therefore signals the start of her long-term love affair with the bag. The tortoiseshell plates are inlaid with mother-of-pearl. She bought the bag in an antique shop in a country village in England.

  • Goat’s leather bag with iron clasp, France, 16th century

    Originally, bags were useful consumer articles, for both men and women, since the clothing of the time had no inside pockets. This framed bag with 18 secret compartments was worn attached to a belt by men. These types of framed bags were a status symbol for men of the aristocracy.

  • Evening bag, Gianni Versace Couture, Italy, 1997

    Textile evening bag worn by Madonna during the première of the film Evita in London in 1997. The bag has the same design as the dress and the shoes.

  • Bridal bag of sablé beads, France, 18th century

    An exceptional series of bags, pouches and letter cases from the 18th century, made of glass beads that are the size of a grain of sand. These beads have a cross-section of between 0.5 and 0.6mm.  The bead work is called sablé, which is French for sand-like.

  • Snake leather bag with ivory plate, Germany, 1920-1930

    This is Hendrikje Ivo’s favourite bag. The image, Eve plucking the apple, is cut in an ivory plate on a snake leather bag.

  • Evening bag, “Cupcake ‘, adorned with crystals, Judith Leiber, VS, 2007

    This bag in the shape of a cake is completely covered in Swarovski crystals. The Cupcake is immensely popular thanks to the film Sex and the City in which this type of bag was featured.

  • Beaded bag with an image of a giraffe, France, ca. 1827

    In 1826, the first giraffe, Zarafa, was shipped to Marseille. Zarafa was a gift from the Egyptian viceroy to the French king Charles X (1757-1836). On arrival, Zarafa walked to Paris in 6 weeks. She was accompanied by 2 Egyptian care takers and 100 cows that provided her with milk. The procession attracted immense crowds and on arriving in Paris she became the highpoint of the fashion season.

  • Leather clutch in the shape of the “Normandie”, France, 1935

    The first class passengers were given this clutch during the maiden voyage of the Normandie, the most luxurious cruise ship of the time. It sailed from Le Havre via Southampton to New York.

  • Silk bridal purse with portraits, Limoges, France, 1725

    This purse is part of a series of bridal purses that were made between 1690 and 1760 in the French town of Limoges. The portrait of King Louis XV and his bride, the Polish princess Maria Leszczynska, was enamelled on a copper plate. Limoges is famous for its enamel and porcelain.

  • Letter case with love poem and miniature, France, 1806

    The French painter of miniatures Favorin Lerebours painted the portrait of this young woman. Her husband was possibly away from home a lot, which is why she gave him her portrait and an embroidered love poem in a leather and silk letter case.

Aqui uma seleção de bolsas de mão:

  • Handbag made from old postcards, Georgette Koning, Netherlands, 2007

    Georgette Koning made this bag on the occasion of the opening of the Museum of Bags and Purses at the new location in Amsterdam. The old postcards depict Amsterdam. In the middle you can see the Amsterdam coat of arms, with the 3 crosses of St. Andrew.

  • Patent leather clutch, Lulu Guinness, England, 2009

    The bags of Lulu Guinness are characterised by their craftsmanship and quality. English humour is also part of her style. She makes bags from fabric or leather in unusual forms, with striking adornments such as this London taxi clutch.

  • Leather handbag, Hester van Eeghen, Netherlands, 2009

  • Hester van Eeghen made this bag in celebration of her 20th anniversary as a designer. The ring on the bag functions both as jewellery and as a fastener.

  • Felt and leather bag, “Guardian Angel”, Vlieger & Vandam, Netherlands, 2008

    The felt bag has a pistol print embossed into it. The designer duo Carolien Vlieger and Hein van Dam started their label in 2002 with the Guardian Angel collection of bags. Today, their bag line has been extended with smaller leather goods such as wallets and card and iPod holders.

  • Evening bag, “Nymph”, Cora Jacobs, Philippines, 2009

    This evening bag is made from a shell and is adorned with crystals. The bags designed by  Cora Jacobs are known for their use of different natural materials from the Philippines, such as seashells, bamboo, jute, leather, raffia and beads. Through her bag designs, she promotes Philippines craftsmanship.

  • Cardboard bag with peacock feathers and deer, Bouwjaar ’63, Netherlands, 2007

    This bag was designed by Bouwjaar ’63 in celebration of the opening of the Museum of Bags and Purses in 2007 in Amsterdam. The designers Lia Kroon and Janna Middendorp, both born in 1963, were inspired by the peacock feather bags from the museum’s collection.

  • Leather clutch, “Canasta”, Laurence Dumenil, France, 2008

    Jacques Fath was one of the most influential French designers of post-war haute couture until his death in 1954. In the 1990s, new life was breathed into the Jacques Fath Company through the sales of perfume. Later, bags designed by Laurence Dumenil were added to the collection.

  • Bag made of leather and textile, Bylin, Netherlands, 2009

    This bag, in the form of a tulip, was designed by Linde van de Poel. She designs and produces handbags in small series. Bylin’s bags are Fair Trade bags and are made according to traditional methods.

  • Leather evening bag, Ursula Schneider, Germany, 2004

    For her label Jaguara, the German leather artist Ursula Schneider makes handmade leather unica bags. She kneads the leather into artistic and natural forms such as flowers and seashells. Then she moulds the shapes into a bag.

  • Leather handbag, Steven Harkin, England, 2007

    Steven Harkin’s love for leather and the leather craft is paramount for him. His bags are of exceptional quality, finished in detail in accordance with English craftsmanship, and with a contemporary design.

Sobre o prédio e localização:

The location

The history of the building at number 573 Herengracht starts in 1664.

Cornelis de Graeff, mayor of Amsterdam on various occasions, is joint owner, with three other gentlemen, of a number of urban estates that were allocated in 1664, in an agreement signed in the presence of a notary. In this agreement, it was also specified that the four owners ‘should build to the same level, under one fascia and under one cornice’. This unity has been maintained to the present day and is unique in the Amsterdam canal ring.

Cornelis de Graeff dies in 1664 and his son Pieter de Graeff commissions the construction of the building, for which mason Thomas Munster sets the first stone on 17 April, 1664. Pieter de Graeff was alderman in 1668 and brother-in-law of the well-known Pensionary of the Council Johan de Witt. At the end of the 17th century, the ceiling paintings are added in the smaller of the two period rooms.

The ceiling painting in the small period room was made in approx. 1682 by Paulus de Fouchier (1643-1717) The ceiling painting consists of five sections. In the centre is the patroness of Amsterdam, surrounded by the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa and America.

Grandson Gerrit de Graeff, alderman in 1739, also took up residence in the building. He was known for his wealth and infamous for his miserliness. In the first half of the 18th century, a major renovation of the building takes place. This is when the ceiling paintings and the painting above the mantelpiece were added in the big period room and the lavishly adorned fireplace added in the small period room.

In her diary, Lady Jeltje de Bosch Kemper, who lived there around 1850, wrote of the deadly boredom in her life. A girl of her standing didn’t work and after leaving school, she just stayed at home. During those years, a tremendous anger rose up in her, causing her to rip the chains off her straitjacket. She wrote passionate articles in which she defended the right of women to have paid work, and together with kindred spirits, she set up the Amsterdamsche Huishoudschool. She considered earning one’s pay through housework as being an honourable activity.

The last inhabitant, Maria van Eik, bought the building in 1893 for 44,000 guilders (€20,000) and lived there till her death in 1906. In 1907 the building was sold to the Hollandsche Brand Assurantie Sociëteit and since then, various companies have had their offices there. The Museum of Bags and Purses has been housed in this building since 2007.

Ah e claro, há uma lojinha, com bolsas e um Café!


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