Purses of the Past at Beaulne
TheBeaulne Museum of Coaticook is pleased to present «Reticule, You Know?» an exhibition achieved through the collection of reticules belonging to the Museum. The exhibition, which begins April 3, will continue until October 30, 2011. The public is cordially invited to come for a visit.
The word “reticule” is no longer in use. It means simply a small purse that has the particular feature of being made with netted fabric. The handbag, a costume accessory that is essentially feminine, has survived for centuries in various forms depending on historical context, creative inspiration, and above all consumer needs. Thus from the Middle Ages to the early 21st century, various types of handbags, including the reticules have played a specific role in the dress codes. Moreover, since the reticule is closely linked to the body, its content, and especially its shape reveal aspects of personality, which create a connection with other fields of knowledge.
This exhibition of forty artifacts provides a quick overview of the subject through objects belonging to the collective memory.
The Ministry of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women, and the City of Coaticook support the Beaulne Museum of Coaticook financially. Information: 819-849-6560 Reticules are very small purses that were popular in the last century.