The Jörmungandr: Nordic Dragon Sporran
Dragons were as much a part of the ancient world as the mountains and trees that surrounded the rustic people who embroidered upon their legendary existence. Not merely content to lurk in bodies of water or fly above the firmament, Dragons were credited with sculpting the very earth itself by the passage of their enormous bodies. Celebrated in a myriad of cultures in many different ways, Dragons took on a fantastic array of physical forms. None were more imposing than Jörmungandr, whose name literally means “huge monster” in the tongue of the ancient Norse. Also called the “Midgard Serpent”, Jörmungandr was so massive, he was able to completely encircle the heavens, holding his tail in his mouth. His ongoing fued with the hero of men, Thor, was a constant theme of Norse mythology and religious culture. The final meeting of Thor and Jörmungandr has not yet been written; it will occur at Ragnarök, which is the Viking-age concept of Armageddon.
Our Jörmungandr is a gorgeous, custom-designed creature depicted in full relief against our heavy leather flap. Jörmungandr’s sinuous body references the earliest textual descriptions of the Dragon, drawn from the Poetic Edda. His body contorted in intricate knotwork, Jörmungandr seems to protect and surround the center concho of the flap as if it is the great oceans of Midgard. This custom Jörmungandr design is exclusively available through Celtic Leatherworks!
This is a custom colored Nordic Dragon Sporran. It is a Rob Roy style sporran with an Interchangeable Flap. The bag is made from black deer tanned leather. The flap is full grain vegetable tanned leather with a fearsome Nordic style dragon embossed into it. The flap on this bag has been hand rubbed to give it a burnished brass and steel finish.
The bag utilizes a leather drawstring cord to close the bag at the top. The second leather cord is used to loop over the concho or clasp on the flap to hold it closed. These cords are accented with a variety of metal beads. Bead style may vary on each bag.
The back of the sporran is reinforced at the top with vegetable tanned leather. The flap attaches to the back of the bag at the top with heavy duty snaps. There are two D-rings to attach it to a sporran belt. The belt loop will comfortably fit on a 2.5 inch belt should you choose to wear it that way.
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