Fringe has been a popular feature in fashion in many cultures and time periods. Here at StageCoach Bags, we love fringe! That’s why we include it on our beautiful fringe bags. But where did fringe get started and how did it become the fashionable feature it is today? Keep reading for a look.
The First Days of Fringe
Fringe got its start way back in Mesopotamia around 3000 B.C. This clothing addition was commonly added to skirts, shawls, and other pieces of clothing both to add decoration and to help keep the garment from coming apart without a hem. There were many different styles of fringe used during this time period by many different cultures. Some fringe was straight, while others was knotted or incorporated into gorgeous designs. Fringe could also be found in many different colors, making it easy to add this feature to many different types of clothing and other fabric items.
The Evolution of Fringe
As time went on, fringe became an incredibly important part of Native American culture. Both suede and leather were commonly used to create fringe, which would then be added to clothing, blankets, and other fabric items used by the people of the culture. Along with adding decorative elements to clothing and blankets, fringe was also used to help repel rain, keeping the wearer warm and dry during days and nights with unpleasant weather.
After the passage of more time, fringe became popular again during the roaring 20s. It was during this time that flapper dresses became all the rage—featuring fringe almost everywhere! This fashionable feature quickly became associated with fun, vibrancy, and living a life of luxury. But fringe also remained an important and popular part of southwestern fashion and has continued to do so ever since.
People of all ages and from all cultures still love fringe for its look and its practicality. Here at StageCoach Bags, we love fringe so much that we have an entire category of fringe bags for sale. These gorgeous bags can be the perfect accessory for anyone who loves southwestern fashion and has a passion for fringe!
If you’re feeling fringy, then it’s time to find the perfect vintage leather purse from StageCoach Bags! Our fringe bags feature gorgeous leather and are sure to help you stand out in a crowd. You can call Gayle at (480) 265-5312 or Debra at (602) 320-1658 to learn more about our selection of leather bags, including fringe bags and cowboy boot bags.