dated to 14th century (Schnack 1998; Schleswig Abb 33
Rectangular shaped leather pouch with leather tassels is made
according to an excavated piece from Schleswig. As well as other
pieces from this site the pouch had rests of incised leather strings
attached to the bottom of it. Similar adornments could be found also
on other sites around medieval Europe (České Budějovice, Szczecin,
Shape of the pouch is easily found in period pictures
and goes with the fashionable trend seen from 13th to 15th
censtury and is ment to be worn hanged on a belt.
Upper edge of the excavated piece has rows of holes left by
reinforcment seam. As the leather is not very deformed I chose to
make a tabby woven silk edge, which is suggested for such pouches by
Egan and Pritchard (1991) on pouch from London and which could be
found on well preserved piece from Köln am Rhein. This technique is
commonly found on excavated textiles pieces from the same era.
Closing of the pouch is secured by two drawstrings against each
other sewn to the edge of the pouch.
The product is made of thin vegetable tanned goat leather with
beef vegetable tanned leather strings. Whole piece is hand made and
sewn by flax and silk threads.