Dated 1400 - 1450
The purse is build around the detail of a small detail of a
trefoil which attaches the closing strap to the body of the object.
This detail is mentioned in the book "Purses in pieces (O.Goubitz
2009) on not one, but two examples from Dutch cities of Dordrecht and
Hoorn. The front flap and the shape of the front compartment is taken
more from the piece from Hoorn. Inner structure of the purse is also
based on thesis from above mentioned book.
This type of decoration could be found also in period Czech
paintwork. Specificaly on a detail of a painting "Bičování
Krista - epitaf Markéty, manželky Jana Ratolda" dating after
1431 (detail of the trifoil on the purse is visible after zooming in)
Tooled decoration on the flap is inspired by period iluminations.
The historical leather bag is made out of softer vegetable tanned
beef leather combined with textile panels out of flax. The outer
pouchlets are made of chrom tanned goat leather. The purse closes by
a brass buckle made according to excavated pieces by Lorifactor.pl
Seams are mostly mashine sewn with a thick flax thread.
Overall height 22cm
Overall width 23cm
Width of the back pocket 18,5cm
Height of the back pocket min.9,5cm
Width of the opening of the front pocket 16,5cm
Height of the front pocket app. 12,5cm
Loops for the belt up to 6cm