This handsome Viking Age bag with pentagonal outline is crafted from robust cotton canvas. The edges and the front flap are nicely reinforced with sturdy, stitched-on two-tone leather. A particular highlight are the stitches and brass rivets that adorn the flap and turn this medieval bag into a true eye-catcher. The bag is unlined and features an adjustable buckle closure (brass buckle and leather strap).
The approx. 2 cm wide, size adjustable carrying strap is also a combination of canvas and leather elements securely joined together with strong stitches and rivets. With a length of approx. 1.4 cm, the strap is adequately sized to carry the bag both as a simple shoulder bag and a crossbody bag (slung across the shoulder).
This Viking bag is suitable for both ladies and gents. Shoulder bags were not only carried by women and men alike during the early medieval period, but also throughout the entire Middle Ages. They were less designed as fashionable accessories but more as utility items used in everyday domestic and work life for the specific purpose of stowing and comfortably carrying one's essentials when out and about.
Although this medieval handbag is not a reconstruction based on an actual archaeological find, it is definitely inspired by original historical pieces. It will be a great addition to your historical garb and a perfect accessory for medieval markets and re-enactment, living history or LARP events, providing an excellent way to stow coins, potion flasks, small pocketbooks, etc. (or to cleverly stash any present-day items you may need to carry along). Of course, this purse is also perfectly suited for modern everyday life.
Viking Inspired Leather and Canvas Bag
Height: approx. 15 cm
Max. width: approx. 16.5 cm
Depth: approx. 4.5 cm
Overall length of the shoulder strap: approx. 143 cm
Weight: approx. 170 g
Material: canvas (100% cotton), red / reddish brown leather, antiqued brass fittings