Wallet , also known as a billfold, wallet is a small object generally the size of a pocket used to store and carry credit cards , bills , cards and other items such as receipts, tickets, etc.


The wallets emerged as a pocket alternative. Ancient monuments in Greece and Rome demonstrate that the earliest bags for storing objects originated in those villages. Not only did the men and women of the Middle Ages carry bags slung around their necks or on their shoulders, but also divinities such as Mercury , the god of commerce, were represented with a handbag.

Modern wallets are derived from medieval scrolls, a bag with rounded lines below and above, which in their earliest version served for messengers and pilgrims to carry documents. Its closure was designed not to tempt thieves: it consisted of a sharp dagger or a knife pierced through. When men and womenthey incorporated them into their everyday ornaments, hung them from their clothes with a complicated system of laces and a belt. Other varieties were the marriage bags: some bags called Parisian and Venetian – according to their place of origin – and that the men gave, full of gold coins to their future wives. [[File: portfolio3.jpg | The religion also made its contribution to the history of this accessory when the alms, destined to keep coins for donations, turned away from their charitable purposes and began to include everything that became uncomfortable to carry in hand. Inside they had a second bag, made of leather, to give it more resistance and the clasps were chiseled in iron, gold and silver, reproducing Gothic chapels.

The French Revolution resurrected classical lines. Just as women wore robes and sandals, they also made fashionable the Roman reticule, an elongated bag, usually colored silk, which was closed with drawstrings, and hung on the arm . Made of damask velvet, and with little chains that replaced the laces, they were exclusive of the night to take the cufflinks to the theater . Social conventions forced purses to be exclusive to married women, while single women had to limit themselves to using card holders.

The handbags, although they emerged as an alternative to the pockets, became a product of mass consumption with designs that compete hand-to-hand with clothing. From the French Revolution, the crocodile leather collections , the most varied shapes, the most diverse materials used, according to the time, to the famous Cocó Chanel model with matelasé seams and chains spread and copied to the point of being fed up, and the current creations inspired by laptops. In the wallet it is well known, it fits practically anything that one wants to keep in them.

Consequences of using wallets to hang

It happens that functionally the skeleton has to operate symmetrically and when we weigh load hemibody, that symmetry is broken: in fact, a small weight little influence on this, but not so when the portfolio of hand is the receptacle of all lost items from family or late office work: transporting this excess weight for a short journey does not affect the whole, but when it comes to long walks, it multiplies each time, hour after hour, and instinctively one tries to compensate that side with an inclination to the opposite side, which will trigger inevitably pains in the muscles of the neck and back. On the other hand, it should be noted that the structure of the female shoulders is often dropped, especially in women who in their adolescence have hidden the bust, the product of an unjustifiable shame in shy and introverted people who hide their posture, who do not put their chest to difficult situations and hide your personality by rounding your spine and shoulders. In these people a kind of juggling occurs to hook the mischievous wallet: not as the sole cause,headaches , usually over the eyes and neck, short-term dizziness from sudden movements in the neck, nighttime numbness in the hands, ringing in the ears , blurred vision, chest tightness, nausea, and even decreased memory .


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