This design is inspired by a highland friend who loves to collect Oak leaves. He tells me this is because each Oak leaf you find is individually different, for this reason each leaf of the cantle is unique in shape. This design is now exclusive to a Highland clan Chief. The Chiefs family is the only one in Europe to have Oak leafs as the mantling on their heraldry. However if you love oak leaves too, we can work on your own personal design.
Oak leaf cantle cut from Ox horn, brass acorn finials cast in Edinburgh , hand made gold tassels made in the shape of acorns. The long white hair is horse. This style of sporran is was very popular in the Victorian era and perhaps even earlier. It’s a very labour intensive way of making a sporran. Bunches of horse hair are hand knotted onto thread and then sewn to a base of goat hide. It’s often called pleating as layer upon layer of horse hair is lain on top of one another.
The sporran is made from leather tanned using vegetable extract rather than chemicals. The colour is inspired by antique military examples which are red. The lining of the sporran are in green suede. The sporran has credit card slots and a pocket for small change.
Each sporran comes with a grosgrain and leather belt, finished with hand made brass buckle and tip. This grosgrain is the same material traditionally used on lapels of dinner jackets. The sporran is delivered in a felt like oak case so that this clan relic can be passed down through the generations.
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