Carmi at Written, Inc., posts a photographic challenge each week called Thematic Photographic - this week's theme is "In the details." The theme challenges us to isolate things a bit, to stop looking at the big picture and instead look at one or two of the details that contribute to it.
Talk about details. This is a vintage handbag, dating from the 1920s. The leather has been tooled in a pattern of stylized morning glories. Other details include decorative whip-stitching on the seams.
More details on this bag include tooled patterns on the hinged brass frame, and a decorative clasp.
Handbag dealer Nancy Fink has a collection of these 1920s era leather handbags, restored to exquisite shape. She's updated them with a shoulder-length chain.