100% leather with metal fittings
Beautiful leather pouch made from nubuck-leather, based on a historical finding in the viking settlement of Birka inmidst the swedish Mälar lake. Especially remarkable for its elaborate fittings, made after the historical original from the 9th - 10th century, which make this belt pouch a real showpiece.
A successful interpretation of the original which presumably belonged to a magyar or swedish overseas trader. So this is an especially fine completition of historical clothing in LARP or reenactment.
Size : ca. 18 x 23 cm
Available in black or brown leather with fittings in brass or silver coloured.
The viking settlement Birka was an important trading center of the vikings in the northern Baltic Sea; founded in ca. 800 AD on the island Björkö inmidst the swedish Mälar lake in the realm of the Svear, 30 km west of Stockholm; surrounded by a high wall and protected by a nearby castle; several ports for traders from all over the Baltic area and beyond. Excavations unearthed quantities of findings of the viking era, which offer a rich insight in life, craft and trade of the viking era.
More about the topic Birka could be found on Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birka