The design is taken from illuminations from 1330-1440, so they are historically accurate.The original purpose was to hold small live animals (usually rodents) in order to feed them to hawks and such. The ring around the neck used to prevent them from scrabbling out of the bag as it created a weighted fold.

The design is taken from illuminations from 1330-1440, so they are historically accurate.The original purpose was to hold small live animals (usually rodents) in order to feed them to hawks and such. The ring around the neck used to prevent them from scrabbling out of the bag as it created a weighted fold.

Simple String-Drawn Bags - instructions and links to illustrations and extant examples.  This will be a project I will have my husband and sons work on to have something to carry items like a wallet or phone, as well as teaching them some hand stitching.

Simple String-Drawn Bags - instructions and links to illustrations and extant examples. This will be a project I will have my husband and sons work on to have something to carry items like a wallet or phone, as well as teaching them some hand stitching.

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