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Medieval Tasseled Pouch


    • Based on contemporary medieval artwork(see Historical Inspirations below)
    • Big enough for all your necessities
    • Regularly stocked in 100% Linen
    • Can also be made to order  in any of our Brocades or Wools we have in stock for no additional charge
    • Contact us for Wool or Brocade options and put color preference in notes of your order
    • Double drawstring design for ease of closing
    • 10″ x 10″ at widest point exclusive of tassels

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White, Black, Red, Royal Blue, Burgundy, Purple

Slate Blue, Sage, Dark Green, Oatmeal, Dark Brown, Gold

Note: Please note, with the difficulty of accurately representing colors on a variety of monitors, the color names are meant as descriptions along with the swatches. Please use both when deciding on what color to order. Also, despite how the colors may appear on your monitor the same color names in Wool, Silk and Linen are different and do not exactly coordinate.

In a world without pockets, a pouch or purse was a critical fashion accessory. Hung from a belt or girdle the pouch was – and is – a simple way to carry one’s personal effects appropriate for both men and women. Our pouches are based on a 14th and 15th century designs found in artwork such as the Luttrell Psalter (c.1340) and the extant 14th century pouch found Baynards castle, London. Made in linen, wool and brocade colors to coordinate with our other medieval styles.

Drawing after a detail in the Lutrell Psalter circa 1340 British Museum, London, England

Drawing after a detail of an illuminated MS latin 873 f.21r circa 1480 in The Bibliotheque National, Paris, France

Drawing after a detail from Johannes Gyniford Book of Benefactors of St. Aldan Abbey circa 1390 in The British Museum, London, England

Drawing after a an extant pouch made from half silk velvet from an archeological excavation at Baynard’s Castle, Dock Construction, London circa the 2nd quarter of the 14th century

Tasseled pouch in a variety of colors (from left to right): Gold, Dark Green, Burgundy, Red, Royal Blue.

A lady heads to the market in a simple red linen Kirtle under a purple linen Surcoat. She compliments the outfit with her gold tasseled pouch – tied to a simple belt – and matching gold Turret Hat.


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