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    Olga Hirsch 2022 Tote Bag

    Carry your things around in style with this autumnal bag inspired by the Olga Hirsch collection of decorated papers.

    Olga Hirsch (1889-1968), a trained bookbinder, left her collection of some 3,500 papers to the British Library. These decorated papers, dating from the 16th to the 20th century, were produced for a wide variety of uses: as wrappers and endpapers for books, as the backing for playing cards, and linings for chests and cases. Some were even used merely as wrappings for foodstuffs such as gingerbread and chocolate.

    They remain one of the largest and most diverse collections of decorated papers in the world. 

    Brand: British Library

    Dimensions: 36cm W X 40cm H