I give you the Celtic Crannog bag.
This bag is truly a unique Scottish heritage bag. It is my interpretation of the bag remnants found at Loch Glashan Crannog site here in Scotland, dated approx 6-9c .
Loch Glashan is on the west coast of Scotland, putting these bags in Dal Riata territory, so they are most likely early Scots Dalriadan in origin. The original is made from deerskin, though this listing is made from supple cowhide (please see my other listings for the deerskin version)
It has a simple tie system for closure with an adjustable strap. The original is huge, believed to have been for carrying large books or bibles, so I have scaled it down to three more useful sizes.
Large: approx 12" wide, 14" long, 4" deep
Medium: 11" wide, 12" long, 3" deep.
Small: 7.5" wide, 9" long, 2.5" deep
Also available is a carved version of this bag. Artistic styles mixed a lot between Scottish and Pictish cultures, so this bag can also be carved with the Pictish Crescent from the Rosemarkie stone, Z-Rod from the St Orlands stone, serpents from the Shandwick stone, tree of life from Aberlemno stone, knotwork from the St Madoes stone or a custom ogham inscription. Bringing East and West Scotland together.
(Or if you have a different design in mind you would like carved on the bag please get in touch to discuss).
Crannogs are a type of ancient loch-dwelling found throughout Scotland and Ireland. Most seem to have been built as individual homes to accommodate extended families. A fully reconstructed crannog has been built on Loch Tay, at the Scottish Crannog Center.
This listing is made to order, so please allow 8 weeks lead time. This is an estimate only as I'm a one man business, and can sometimes fall behind a week or two. Please get in touch if you need your order for a specific date to confirm I can have it ready in time.