This simple pouch is inspired by a fragment found on Iona, interpreted as a purse. It's small, so perfect for holding a firelighting kit, herbs, coins, or sewing kit etc. These are hand stitched with historically bark tanned scottish deerskin to give the pouch true character. It is dated late 6th to early 7th century AD when the monastery on the island was a Christian power center. Iona is where the Pictish King's were buried, and where the book of Kells was possibly started before it was moved to Ireland. This purse is no different than many similar artefacts from throughout Europe, but as we have so little leather finds in Scotland, its nice to have something definitive to connect with. Size is approx 9x11 cm.