Available to view at stockist: Stewart Christie & Co Ltd, 63 Queen Street, Edinburgh.
The hand crochet tassels on this sporran struck a Scottish friend of mine as looking just like the little white spats of red grouse craws.
The cantle is 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. 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 body of the sporran is made of hide from the iconic Highland cow. You don’t often see black highland cows, so this is quite special.
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.