Olive Green Midcentury 1960s Leather Saber Handbag with Gold Frame and Ring and Colorful Liner


Olive Green Midcentury 1960s Leather Saber Handbag with Gold Frame and Ring and Colorful Liner

This beautiful bag is in very good/excellent vintage condition.

Great article about these handbags! http://avintageramble.blogspot.com/2011/02/ruth-saltz-handbag-designer-true.html<br />
HISTORY: Ruth Saltz was a painter before she started designing handbags in the late 1950s. Her husband, Sam Saltz owned Saber Handbags an accessory company based in New York. Sam asked his artist wife, Ruth, to help design the showroom and to give advice on color and new direction for the new collection. Ruth had great design talent and became the creative force behind the company. Throughout the late 50’s and 1960’s Ruth and Sam Saltz were a successful team and pillars of the Accessory industry. Her artistic nature lead her to rebel against the smooth and somewhat boring frame handbag of that day. A lover of color and texture, she experimented with soft supple leathers, suede and exotic skins like ostrich, rhinoceros and turtle. Alligators were a protected species at the time, so Ruth went to Italy to work with leather tannery’s where they custom created fine leathers and suedes for the company including embossed leather that closely resembled alligator and crocodile. She was a forerunner in her industry, creating ever new avenues of design with texture, color and finishes.

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