Featured here is an ancient Norse style Handbag known as a Hedeby or Haithabu Bag. The style is based on an archeological find from the Viking town called Haithabu and was used by both Women and Men during the early Middle Ages.
The front body of the bag has been crafted with a generous piece of high quality organically tanned sheepskin that is dense and soft. The rear body of the bag was made with a sturdy and durable but soft tempered Horween leather.
True to the original style of the bag, it features two handcrafted wooden handles and sliding the handles together will close the bag.
The strap shown here is a jute rope that is approximately 60 inches long and can easily be removed and substituted with a woven strap or a leather cord.
The handles are made from cherry wood and measure 9 inches long and approx. 3 inches high. All natural materials were used to finish the handles and include a combination of orange peel oil, mineral oil and beeswax.
The size of the bag is 9.5 inches High, 11.5 inches Wide with a 1 inch gusset and will open to approximately 3 inches.
While maybe not historically correct when using this color of leather and sheepskins for this type of bag, it would be a perfect addition for a LARP, Ren-Faire or a Game of Thrones outfit.
Please feel free to email with any requests for additional information, pictures or to request a special order.
I can offer this bag with various colors of leather to include Dark Brown, Tan, Red, a Deep Forest Green or Medium Gray Suede together with a choice of organically high quality sheepskins.
*Please do not use or copy photos of any items listed in my shop without my knowledge - Please just email to discuss use and no doubt we can come to some mutual agreement. Many thanks!
**Please Note - This item has been made with Sheepskin - NOT FUR - meaning that the hide is a secondary product from the raising and breeding of sheep for the purpose of food consumption.**
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Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
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