Cantle in burr Elm. Burr is rare, it is when the tree grows in a deformed way, producing a grow of many knots and twisted grain, this is very beautiful when cut and is highly sort after. This elm tree stood in Queens Street Gardens Edinburgh before being bought down in a storm.
I commissioned these crochet horse hair tassels, with hand turned wood tops. They are inspired by “swishes” used in Buddhist rituals. The tassels do not use any glue, they are held together by intricate an uniquely beautiful knots.
The body of the sporran is traditionally hand knotted horse stitched Highland cow hide.
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.