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 can be a necesity for a medieval lady too, 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. It is glued as well as the
original piece is and these small boxes often were. The strings are
made of silk by fingerloop braiding.
Height of the hanging loop min. 3cm (length of the string cca 28cm)