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The History Of The Leather Wallet

History and origins of the wallet The origin of the word wallet is obscure. Some argue that it derives from the ancient Greek word ‘Kibisis’, which is the word used to describe the sack carried by the god Hermes. 'Wallet' is frequently the translation used to describe the sack in which Perseus carried the severed head of Medusa. The Oxford English Dictionary identifies the word as being of late Medieval origin, at which time it was used to describe ‘a bag for holding possessions’. Shakespeare uses it in this sense when he writes: ‘Time hath my lorde a wallet at his back. Wherein he puts almes for oblivion’. Thus, the early meaning of the word is to describe something that...

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Why Is Leather Used In All Your Favourites Accessories And Bags?

Leather has been used through history as the primary source of clothing. It's one of the of man’s earliest and most useful discoveries. Our ancestors used leather to protect themselves from the elements. Primitive man hunted wild animals for food, then made clothing, footwear, bags and crude tents from the hides. Later, we might have read about kings and queens using them as a luxurious and elite piece of clothing, often related to the wealth of certain people but nowadays, is a symbol of quality, durability, and style in most pieces we all wear. Bags are probably the most common accessory made of leather we can find, and that's because of their wear purpose, which makes them timeless and stylish....

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