In the 14th century both men and woman used belt pouches. Woman usually had theirs hidden in the layers of their clothes. Men had a wide variety of pouches. Some were draw string bags while others had large leather pouches and everything in between. These pouches were made very different materials based on it’s purpose and the station of the wearer.
The leather work and construction of this pouch was much better than making the shoes. I can’t say that after this I am in a hurry to do leather work again. I am not showing the materials I started with or the dying process since I showed that on the post about the shoes and it’s all part of the same batch of leather. This pouch took several days of detailed work from designing the pattern to punching all the holes and hand stitching each piece.
The MET NY medieval leatherwork diplay
Notre-Dame Cathedral archive
de La Grange, Amaury Luoys and Louis Cloquet. 1987. etudes sur l’art a Tournalet sur les anciens artistes de cette ville. Volume 1.H. Casterman