Leather Pouch with Celtic Cross
13 in stock
Description of the Product
Bags attached to belts have been in use since antiquity in many cultures. As pockets are a quite recent innovation, this pouch is a welcome addition for any historical outfit, giving it a layer of realism and practicality.
A little bag of leather for carrying money was called a purse, bourse, pusa or posi, among others, all deriving from the Greek and Latin words byrsa/bursa for a hide or leather. A sign of a purse was hung outside a meeting place for merchants, and from there the word bourse became synonymous with the stock exchange. So as in a simple piece of leather you have the beginnings of a stock market, so can a penny saved in this purse be turned into a million in a bourse.
During the Middle Ages both men and women used small drawstring pouches, called aûmonière, for the keeping of alms. As Christians, they were instructed by the New Testament to: “Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.” These alm purses could be attached to the belt with hooks, or simply tied on. They were made of plain fabric or soft leather, and could be embroidered or decorated.
This pouch is made of soft suede leather and is perfect for taking along your money, your tinderbox, your handkerchief or any other small essentials wherever the adventure leads you. This handy extra pocket can be attached to the belt from the leather tightening straps.
Diameter approx. 10 cm and height 22.5 cm.
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