Snow Tipped Heather.
The cantle is in burr Elm. Burr is rare, it is formed when the tree grows in a deformed way, producing a growth of many knots and twisted grain. The Burr is very beautiful when cut and is highly sort after.
The Burr this Elm tree came from stood in Queens Street Gardens in Edinburgh before being brought 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 tassels are made of hand crocheted horse hair. The colours of the Highland cow and the contrasting white of the crocheted tassels and the bone finals remind me of the moors when the heather has been carpeted with a light blanket of snow.
Each sporran is made from red vegetable tanned leather. This deep red colour was inspired by the many antique military sporrans I have studied. The leather work is second to none and features many of the details seen on antique examples, such as the fine crease lines and immaculate stitching which elevate the whole sporran. I have chosen to use shoulder hide as it shows many of subtle growth marks from the animal, a beautiful connection to where the material comes from.
The sporran has credit card slots and a pocket for small change, modern additions that prevent your sporran becoming a bucket of chaos.
Each sporran comes with a grosgrain and leather belt, finished with brass buckle and tip. Grosgrain is traditionally the material used on lapels of dinner jackets.
Every sporran comes in a Oak presentation box. Lined in wool felt for protection. Fastened with red leather tabs and brass Sam Brown studs.