Dated 15th century
Purse made according to an excavated piece from Dutch city of
Dordrecht and O.Goubitz idea of the original shape (O.Goubitz 2009).
The decoration on the front pocket is my invention to this piece,
as it has an ornate inner pocket, but with conservative approach
nothing to show it on the outside. The original piece of carved
decoration is depicting a bird, so I repeated the pattern on the
outer shell aswell and added popular patern of grapevine from Czech
manuscript Zrcadlo spasení from Krumlov (1420).
According to the description of the purse was the whole piece made
of leather with no textile parts, so we made it accordingly.
The purse is made out of vegetable tanned beef leather, outer
pouchlets out of vegetable tanned goat leahter.
Wax tablets wit three "pages" and brass stilet are part of the
Overall height 24cm
Overall width 26,5cm
Opening of the back pocket 21cm
Height of the back pocket 12 - 13 cm
Opening of the front pocket 19,5cm
Height of the front pocket cca 11.5 - 12cm
Loops for the belt 8cm