Hedeby / Haithabu Bag


Shipping to United States: $15.95

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 handcrafted with a generous piece of organically tanned sheepskin that is dense, soft and curly. The rear body of the bag was made with a sturdy and durable but soft tempered medium gray suede.

True to the original style of the bag, it features two handcrafted wooden handles and sliding the handles together will open and close the bag.

The strap is a natural jute rope that is 60 inches long. The rope can easily be removed and substituted with an I mod woven band or leather cord.

The handles measure 10 inches long and 3 inches high and have been finished with a combination of all natural materials including 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 opens to about 2 inches wide.

While maybe not historically correct when using the 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.

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**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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