Aumônières, otherwise known as alms purses

Embellished textile purses in the French 14th century Purses in art Pockets as we know them today were not in use in the 14th century. People required some other conveyance for everyday items like money, a paternoster (prayer beads later known as rosaries), a small book of hours, or wax tablet and stylus. The purse, … Continue reading Aumônières, otherwise known as alms purses