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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.

Leather flap bag (length 19 cm) engraved with the text got woldes. The dashed line is drawn possible reconstruction of the bag (Harjula & Jokela, 2003, Figure 4).

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