Medieval leather pouch from Schleswig with silk edges and leather tassels

dated to 14th century (Schnack 1998)

Most of the pouches found in Schleswig are wider than higher. This pouch takes this principle in extreme and follows the fashion trend further. In the lower part of the excavated piece are as well as on many other period pieces (also from Szczecin, Lübeck, České Budějovice... ) are holes and pieces of leather strings, some of them forming small tassels. Upper edge of the pouch has traces of sewing serving as decoration or reinforcement. As the edge of the pouch is not deformed I went with a tabby woven edge which was used on period textile pieces as well as on excavated pieces of leather from later years (more in our blog post).

The sides of the pouch have secondary rows of stitching forming a flat surface making the folds of the pouch more precise and easier to form. The pouch closes by two drawstrings sewn to the upper edge of the pouch.

The product is hand made from vegetable tanned goat leather and hand sewn / woven with silk threads 1:1 to original size.

Height 9,5cm

Width 17,5cm

Lenght of the string 30 cm

Width of the string 8mm

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