Medieval Pilgrim's Bag, Cotton, Various Colours
Medieval Pilgrim's Bag, Cotton, various colours
Also known as a pilgrim's bag or bread bag this Medieval bag is made from strong cotton canvas and can be worn either across the body or as a simple shoulder bag. The approx. 6 cm wide carrying strap is finished with a tonal appliquéd braid. The pouch has a sewn-on drawstring with a cord stop to keep your belongings secure and safe. The sides and draw cord ends are finished with small tassel's.
Shoulder bags were carried by both women and men during the Middle Ages and constituted a more spacious alternative to the smaller pouches or purses which were normally worn on a belt. Bags made of cloth were not only used as pilgrim's satchels (or scrip's) for longer journeys or pilgrimages, but also in everyday domestic and work life, e.g. as handbags, tote bags for provisions, etc. They were not designed as fashionable accessories but for the specific purpose of stowing and comfortably carrying essentials when out and about. This type of bag or satchel can be found in a number of Medieval illustrations, for example in the Morgan Bible (also known as the Maciejowski Bible or Crusader Bible), a picture bible from the 13th century.
This shoulder bag made of cotton fabric is ideal for LARP, Re enactment or living history.
Available colours: natural-coloured, blue, brown, wine red
Material: 100% cotton
Height (without sling): approx. 33 cm
Width: approx. 31 cm
Overall length of the shoulder strap: approx. 109 cm
Care instructions: Machine wash at 40°C, gentle cycle, do not tumble dry
Shipping Weight: 0.40kg