Round Draw String Purse
Tan goat skin with hand made glass beads on the strings.
Price: £40.00
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Round Draw String Purse
Dark brown goat skin with tan piping and hand made glass beads on the strings.
Price: £45.00

Round Draw String Purse
Oak gall black goat skin with hand made glass beads on the strings.
Price: £40.00

Round Draw String Purse
Buckthorn yellow goat skin with black piping and hand made glass beads on the strings.
Price: £45.00
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Round Draw String Purse
Olive green goat skin with hand made glass beads on the strings.
Price: £40.00

Round Draw String Purse
Brazilwood red goat skin with tan piping and hand made glass beads on the strings.
Price: £45.00

Large Round Draw String Purse
These purses are made from vegetable tanned goat skins that have been dyed using period dyes and they are made entirely by hand. The design for this purse comes from a number of paintings and illustrations and is a common style from the 14th to the 17th centuries. It hangs from a leather cord and is held closed by a pair of draw strings. It measures 9 x 8 inches (23 x 20 cms) when open.

Large round drawstring purse

The more elaborate version has decorative piped seams that helps to keep the rain out.

Large round drawstring purse with piped seams

 

Large round drawstring purse open

Detail from a Bodleian Library Manuscript - Romance of Alexander 1338-1344

Bodleian Library Manuscript - Romance of Alexander 1338-1344

 

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