1960s Three Tassel Brown Leather Day Sporran
A 1960s Three Tassel Brown Leather Day Sporran, with a traditional chain and leather sporran belt.
A sporran is traditionally part of Scottish Highland men’s dress and used instead of pockets. They are usually worn at the front of the kilt, with the belt resting on the hips and secured around the lower back. As shown in this image of a Highland Bagpiper marching to war.
However, the Sporran is also a nice size for a Ladies shoulder handbag (purse): just enough room for a small purse (wallet), a key, and mobile phone! Very designer, and totally on trend!
This sporran is ‘Real leather’ and was made in Scotland. It has three leather tassels and the front is covered with very soft cream hair, (possibly calf or goat skin), with brown flecks. It has a leather flap, fastening at the front of the bag with a press stud.
The brown leather and chain belt attaches to the sporran via clips. The leather has a buckle, and buckle holes, to allow you to change the length of the belt to give you the best fit.
The sporran is in fantastic condition and has never been worn.
Approximate Maximum Size
- Length of Sporran: 19.5cm
- Width of Sporran: 17.5cm
- Maximum length of belt: approx. 97cm
We also have a child size sporran available in brown leather, which would also make a great small coin holder or money belt for when you want to travel light!
Some Trivia For you from Wikipedia
Day sporrans are usually brown leather shovel pouches with simple adornment. These “day” sporrans often have three or more leather tassels and frequently Celtic knot designs carved or embossed into the leather. This style of traditional purse is convenient to use on a daily basis. This style is often made entirely of leather, with a leather flap, front, and three tassels or more. They are often embossed or hand-tooled with Celtic, thistle, or other designs on the flap and body, and fasten with a stud or hook closure.