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PostHeaderIcon Purses, bags

A purse or pouch is an basic element of medieval clothing. This element played the role which is today reserved for our pockets (or again women’s handbags) so it is a necessary part of medieval clothing reconstruction. There is wide spectrum of purses, pouches or bags in medieval iconography and archaeological finds or preserved originals. Below you can find examples of reconstructions done by Bractea. You can also order something custom that will be made on the base of your design or example from iconography you will show us.

PostHeaderIcon BG01. Purse with silver decorations, XV century.

A purse to a belt, made of black leather, decorated with silver elements. As you can see on the second picture below - decorations and colours can varry (it is done on customer request).

The inspiration is the detail from Mérode Altarpiece tryptych of Robert Campain (now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. NY) shown below - see last picture.

Price: 135EUR

BG01BG01BG01BG01Mérode Altarpiece - detail from tryptych of Robert Campain


PostHeaderIcon BG03. Simple purse with brass decorations

Simple purse to a belt, made of leather. Closed by the strap with buckle end decorative ending. Flaps decorated with rivets. All metal parts are brass.

Price: 40EUR



PostHeaderIcon BG04. Simple purse witrh buckle and stamped decorations

Simple purse to a belt, made of leather. Closed by the strap with brass buckle. Flaps decorated with stamped pattern.

Price: 50EUR



PostHeaderIcon BG05. Purse with brass and embroidery decoration

Purse, made of leather, decorative brass mounts and embroidery. Closed by the strap with brass buckle and ending.

Price: 80EUR



PostHeaderIcon BG06. Purse with brass mounts and buckle

Purse, can be made of various leather types, is fitted with decorative brass mounts on flaps. Closed by the strap with brass buckle. It can have brass ending on strap.

Price: 65EUR