Medieval pouch bag : Historical reproduction of leather pouch bags of the middle ages
Pouch of leather, 1330-1380 from London excavations. Medieval finds from excavations in London - Dress Accessories, G. Egan, F. Pritchard, HMSO, 1991.
These purses are made from vegetable tanned goat skins that have been dyed using period dyes. They are lined with chamois and are made entirely by hand. The design for this purse comes from a surviving example in the Bayerisches National Museum and is a common style in the 16th and 17th centuries. It hangs from a leather cord and is 7 x 7 inches (18 x 18 cms) when open. The main section is large and lined with soft chamois leather. There are also four outer pockets. £85
(probably the workshop of) Rogier van der Weyden, about 1465, Pietà, detail of wax tablet etui
four shabby men, two kneeling and wearing shoulder bags
Elizabethan Purse by Stahlrose on DeviantArt
A hand felted bag type 3. Medieval Market, A hand-felted bag type 3 (ANFR0293)
Source: Gallica Histoires du grant Alexandre de Macedonie