made before 1398
This piece is inspired by a piece from a collection of personal
items of Hermann von Goch from Köln am Rhein. It was hanged on a
green silk belt confiscated to Herrman prior to his execution and
contained several pins for metal testing. Presented piece is made
slightly bigger to the original.
Pin case is a necesity for every medieval lady, as the pins are
part of elaborate hairdos and veils as well as holding layers of
clothing together. It could be worn on a belt or in a bigger
The pin case is made of vegetable tanned hardened beef leather
with inner part made of parchment. It is glued as well as the
original piece is and these small boxes often were. The strings are
made of plant dyed silk by fingerloop braiding.
Height of the hanging loop 3cm