Available to view at stockist: Stewart Christie & Co Ltd, 63 Queen Street, Edinburgh.
Named after the famous “Swinging Six” sporran of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. The nick name was given to the soldiers sporran, due to its action of swinging while marching.
he timber for this cantle came from an Elm that tree stood in Queens Street Gardens Edinburgh before being bought down in a storm. Queens St is in Edinburgh’s famous New Town. A Georgian masterpiece, just think which notable residents might have stood in the shade of this tree
The long grey 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.
Hand crochet horse hair tassels, held together by beautifully knot work.
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 brass buckle and tip. This grosgrain is the same material traditionally used on lapels of dinner jackets.
All sporrans are made in the British Isles.