Square Draw String Purse
Tan goat skin with hand made glass beads on the strings.
Price: 30.00

Square Draw String Purse
Dark brown goat skin with tan piping and hand made glass beads on the strings.
Price: 35.00

Square Draw String Purse
Olive green goat skin with hand made glass beads on the strings.
Price: 30.00

Square Draw String Purse
Brazilwood red goat skin with tan piping and hand made glass beads on the strings.
Price: 35.00
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Square Draw String Purse
Brown goat skin with hand made glass beads on the strings.
Price: 30.00

Square 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 illustrations in Boccaccio's Decameron 1430 and is a common style in the 14th and 15th centuries. It hangs from a leather cord and the top is held closed by two draw strings. It measures 8 x 8 inches (20 x 20 cms) when open.

Square drawstring purse

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

Square drawstring purse with piped seams

 

Square drawstring purse open

Detail from Boccaccio's Decameron 1430

Boccaccio's Decameron 1430

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