Burr cantle in elm. This elm tree stood in Queens Street Gardens in Edinburgh's famous new town, before being bought down in a storm. Named after the The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders famous “Swinging Six” sporran.
The long white hair is horse style of sporran was very popular in the Victorian era and perhaps even earlier. This is 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. This sporran is topped off with hand crochet horse hair tassels, held together by beautiful knot work.
The quality of these sporrans are akin to luxury handbags, made from Italian shoulder hide leather, tanned using vegetable extract rather than chemicals. The red colour of the leather is inspired by antique military sporrans. The beauty of these sporrans is not just surface deap, the lining is green suede, constrasted with red credit card slots and a pocket for small change, esquisitely crafted. Each sporran comes with a grosgrain and leather belt, finished with hand made brass buckle and belt tip. Gosgrain is a material traditionally used on lapels of dinner jackets, it compleates the sporran with a subtle understaed quality .
All sporrans are made in the British Isles.
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