by Brooke Dowd Sacco
How do you properly accessorize the world’s oldest pair of jeans? With the world’s oldest purse, of course. Yes, this beauty of a bag is said to be the world’s oldest and it was found in Germany. Excavators at a site near Leipzig uncovered more than a hundred dog teeth arranged close together in a grave dated to between 2,500 and 2,200 B.C. According to archaeologist Susanne Friederich, the teeth were likely decorations for the outer flap of a handbag. Over the years the leather or fabric disappeared, and all that’s left is the teeth and the hypothesis that whoever donned the bag had a really sharp sense of style. Ba-dum-bump.