The Scottish Thistle Sporran
This Interchangeable Flap boasts the classic Scottish Thistle, adopted by Scots sometime before the 15th century as an enduring symbol of their strength and resilience. One legend places invading Vikings under the command of the Norse king Haakon at the forefront of the Thistle’s locus in history. According to this legend, Haakon landed at the shore of a Scottish village in the cover of darkness. Leading his men silently through the fields to raid, they encountered an outgrowth of thistles. Unprepared for the tenacious and painful barbed stems, Haakon’s men quickly gave themselves away with their cries of pain. The Scottish villagers rallied to meet their foe, and the raid ended before it could begin.
Our Scottish Thistle Interchangeable Flap features a Thistle in sharp relief against a burnished leather background. Surrounding the Thistle is our Wandering Knot design, which fills the full front surface of the Flap. Like all Celtic Leatherworks products, the quality of the craftsmanship bring the simple design to life!
This is a custom colored Scottish Thistle 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 the Thistle embossed into it. The flap on this bag has been hand stained to give it a rich, old world look.
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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