Pouch, Drawstring, brocade

Simple drawstring pouches appear in artwork of the 12th-16th C. Visual sources indicate they were used by both men (statue of Archbishop Siegfried III von Eppstein, d. 1249, The Book of Games of Alfonso X, 1251-82) and women in the early period (funeral effigy of Berengaria of Navarre, ca. 1230, The Maciejowski Bible, 1259). Although Dietmar von Ast looks at various styles of purses and pouches in the Manesse Codex (Cod. Pal. germ. 848.64r) it is unclear whether he is shopping for himself or his female companion. By the early years of the 14th C. the drawstring pouch seems to have become a predominantly female style. This is a popular style of pouch, most often worn between the inner and outer gown. (Aristotle's Ethics -The Hague, MMW, 10 D 1, fol. 150r, 1376, Robinet Testard, late 15th C., BNF. MS Lat.873.f21).

Made of assorted brocades and lined in real or faux silk, our pouch copies the construction of the pouch in the collection of the Museum of London. Twill woven braid mimics the tablet woven braid of the original; the braid binds the edges of the pouch and extends to form an integral handle.  The edge braid is finished into two tassles which provide a fine historical and decorative detail along the bottom of the bag. Fine, faux silk drawcords are fitted with glass bead slides.

Handmade of assorted brocade fabric, faux silk braids and glass beads.

Size- 7" wide X 9" tall, approx.

Selection will vary and main product image is for debut assortment only.  Colours listed in the drop down menu are the predominant colours of the brocade and/or ties. For example, pouches in the product photo would be listed L-R as black/gold, chestnut/gold, black/gold, green/gold, black/silver, red/gold, black/gold and blue/black. A photo of our current selection is available at additional charge.

Starting at: $29.95

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  • Model: SL-P03
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5lbs

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 10 August, 2016.