Dated made before 1398
A pouch made out of light soft
vegetable tanned leather decorated by silk tabby wowen edges and a
main seam decorated by a string woven on a comb. On the pouch are 5
pieces of colourfully embroidered textile handles in shape of small
spheres made of linen and silk. Strings are made o silk threads by
fingerloop technique used on the original piece. The whole piece is
handmade using the techniues correct for the period and pattern.
Original piece is owned by city museum
of Köln am Rhein. The museum acquired it as a part of collection of
items called "Nachlass von Herrmann von Goch" which were owned by
the city since 1398 after execution of Hermann von Goch by the
citizens of Köln. Thanks to the fact, that the items were not in the
ground, but in the city archive all the textile pieces on the pouch
are still almost intact and even the original colours are easy to
read. You can find more in our blog post about making this piece and
you can find photos of the original pouch on our pinterest.
Size of the pouch is taken from
descriptions in online database of museum of Köln and also from a
great book "Mittelalter in Köln"(Schäfke undTrier 2010).