Birka Pouch Historicaly Sized
The Birka Pouch Historical Size 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 pouch's 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 Historical Size or Tarsoly features 14 separate castings!
Using oil tanned leather, the body of the pouch measures 4.5 inches top to bottom and is 4.25 inches wide at the bottom. It fits on a 2 inch belt. The pouch is hand sewn with linen thread.
Colors of brown can vary, depending on leather availability.