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SPES products - technology & methods of manufacturing
- products with visible signs of using modern methods and tools in their production; e.g. visible outside and inside seams in clothing made with the use of a machine.
- products with visible signs of using both modern and traditional methods and tools in their production; e.g. main, inside seams in clothing are made with the use of a machine while outside stitches and details are sewn by hand.
- goods with visible signs of using only traditional methods and tools in their production; e.g. all seams in clothing are sewn by hand.
*NOTE. We always use high quality materials and fabrics while making our products - the above standards of their production are not related to the materials used.
Square shoulder bag, made of 100% linen, designed to carry various types of items. It does not have a string, but is finished with a long shoulder strap. You can wear it on one shoulder, along the body, or hang it across. Thanks to its small size, it can be hidden under outer clothing, e.g. surcoat. Shoulder bag has a unique, triangular flap. It has no clasp, but you can place the flap inside.
This bag is characteristic of almost the entire Middle Ages, as well as other centuries. It will work well at a medieval, Viking, LARP or SCA event. It will fit with its shape, type of material and size. Can be worn by men, women and also children.
This little bag is slightly different from the rectangular shoulder bag in the same category. It is smaller and has a different shape of the flap. However, it is made of the same material and has a similar purpose. Its size also resembles the currently popular messenger bags or small, clutch shoulder bags.
This product can be made of natural, white, colored or printed linen! Check available material colors here. If you need a bag finished in strings with tassels - no problem. And if, in your opinion, the flap requires fastening, we will fulfill your request and add a button or a pin.
Therefore, if you are interested in any change please email us before placing your order.
Sources for a linen shoulder bag
When looking for patterns to create a'la messenger bag, we focused on medieval manuscripts and viking archaeological finds.
In the German chronicle (so-called Weltchronic) of Rudolf von Ems from the first half of the 13th century, some men carry bags on their shoulders. It is worth highlighting the frescoes from the Pia Almoin refectory (founded in the 12th century charity institution), located in the Seu Vell annex in Lleida. Due to bags visible on them, can be assumed that they are similar to our product.
You are probably wondering where the idea came from that such a shoulder bag will work during a viking event. It’s due to its size and the triangular shape of the flap. Quite popular for bags or wallets from finds, incl. from Birka.