Dated to 13th - 14th century
Only a fragment of the pouch was preserved, but it is still
possible to determine the height, detail of the seam and a way of
attachment of the drawstrings. As these pouches are often wider than
higher I made the ratio following this fashion. The sides of the
pouch have each two additional rows of stitching, which form the side
of the pouch to a flat surface. This helps the pouch to fold in a
proper and more precise manner.
Sewn on double drawstrings are characteristic feature of the
pouches from end of 13th century and forward through the
whole 14th century. (Wywrot-Wyszkowska 2008, Schnack 1998)
There is a hole left at the bottom of the original fragment
probalby left by a missing tassel (Schnack 1998) so leather tassels
are used here as a small embelishement following the fashion trend of
14th century on otherwise simple bag.
The pouch is ment to be worn hanged on a belt or hidden inside a
Whole piece is handsewn by a linnen thread and is made out of
vegetable tanned goat leather, except for the strings which are made
of beef leather. Its measurements are taken from the excavated
fragment 1:1 and the width is added to fit the overall trend in these
products in medieval times.