dated 14th - 15th century (Frolík, Sigl
Purse is made according to a well preserved piece from medieval
city of Chrudim. Original piece has the whole outer piece and parts
of the inner panel of front pocket. These inner pieces hold according
to thesis of O.Goubitz textile or thin leather lining. In my
interpretation is used thick linen. There is no trace of the front
panel of the back pocket, so I made a simple pocket with reinforced
upper edge to keep it simple.
Purses shaped like this one are quite common in skulptures and
iluminations of the era in Czech and Holy Roman Empire (for instanc
Liber Viaticus 1360, musician in presbyterium of the church of st.
Jakub Větší in Drahoňův Újezd dated in last quarter of 14th
century; statue off Theoderich von Lichtenhayn, die Predigerkirche in
Erfurt DE 1366,...)
The purse is made of vegetable tanned beef leather with flax lining and sewn with thick flax thread on the sewing mashine.
Overall height 16,5cm
Overall width 16,5cm
Width of the opening of back pocket 13cm
Height of the back pocket 7cm
Opening of the front pocket 11,5cm
Loops for the belt 5cm