Nicole Abene

World's Oldest Purse Uncovered—And It's Studded With Dog Teeth!

by , 06/30/12

archaeology, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, Germany, dog teeth, teeth, eco-friendly bags, sustainable bags, eco-friendly purses, sustainable purses, eco-friendly handbags, sustainable handbags, Germany, fashion artifacts

German archaeologists have uncovered the world’s oldest purse, and to our surprise, canine teeth were the rhinestones of the past!  The teeth were discovered in a surface coal mine not far from Leipzig, next to the body of a woman buried between 2,500 and 2,200 B.C. Apparently, dog teeth were a common embellishment in the Stone Age and were also used to make necklaces and hair ornaments. Click ahead to check out the style of the past.

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