fashion en At MOHAI, it's all about the purse <p>I’m one of those people who carries a bulging, heavy handbag, crammed with so much stuff that I can’t always find my cellphone. But heavy or not, it’s my attempt at making a fashon statement. It’s the color of a tangerine.</p><p>Walk into the galleries at Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)and it’s impossible not to size up your purse.</p><blockquote><p>Over here, from the '30s, a bag made out of Bakelite is the color of butterscotch. And from the 1990s, stylish Prada and Kate Spade bags.</p></blockquote><p>There’s a century’s worth of purses, made out of sealskin, clam shells, cantaloupe seeds, even cigarette wrappers and aluminum can tabs. Purses meant to be worn under clothes or proudly shown off.</p><p>And purses from the turn of the century that weren’t even meant for one’s arm.</p><p> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 17:27:33 +0000 Florangela Davila 328 at At MOHAI, it's all about the purse