University of Atlantia

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How to make a 14th century Norwegian style leather coin purse

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Instructor:
Sigrid Bríánsdotter


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA89 February 7, 2015
Crs #:
511
Time:
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Fee:
$5.00
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
11/15
Room:
Sch 106
Course Category:
Arts & Sciences
Description
The circular cut pouch is the most common form of coin purse in the Middle Ages. A very interesting example can be found in the Bryggen Museum in Bergen, Norway. Found during the excavations of the medieval harbor quarter the coin purse is dated to between the late 13th to early 14th century. It differs slightly from the plain style coin purse in that it has a decorative binding around the middle which forms a permanent cup and holds the pleating in place. In this class we will make our own coin purse in the style of the one from Bergen. Supplies: soft, relatively thin leather; a pattern (circle and slits); a ruler; scissors; a sharp knife or punch; and a cutting surface.
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