Birka Viking Pouch Tarsoly
The Birka Viking Coin Purse or Tarsoly was found in the ruins of the trading and craft town of Birka, Sweden. Dating from approx. 900 AD, 52 bags or pouches were found in 47 graves. 18 men, 15 women, 2 children, 8 unknown and 4 double graves. Of the pouchs analyzed, 28 were made of cow leather, 3 calf and 2 goat leather and 5 were tanned with alum.
The set is stored in Swedish History Museum. All castings are available from Raymond's Quiet Press. www.quietpress.com
The Birka Viking Pouch Tarsoly features 13 separate castings!
The body of the pouch measures 7 inches top to bottom and is 6.5 wide at the bottom 5 inches wide at the top, will accommodate a full checkbook and more, and fits on a 2 1/2 inch belt. The pouch is machine sewn.
Colors of brown can vary, depending on leather availability.