The Crannog Bag
The Crannog Bag by Pictavia Leather.
This is Pictavia's interpretation of the bag remains unearthed at Loch Glashan Crannog site in the West of Scotland. A Crannog is an ancient roundhouse built over a Loch, either on stilts or on built up mounds. They are found throughout Scotland and Ireland, dating from the bronze age and some still being inhabited up until the 18th century AD.
The Loch Glashan Crannog where the bag was found was dated approx 6-9C AD, and is located in what would have been the Early Medieval Kingdom of Dalriada, inhabited by Gaels (or Scots).
People have always needed bags to keep their most needed items to hand. This is how they made them in Scotland (or at least how one leatherworker was making them) in the early medieval period.
Material & Make
This bag is made from bark tanned cowskin, hand tooled with early medieval techniques with slightly different takes on a carving of a bird found in the Book of Kells and finished with an ancient recipe blend of natural waxes and oils.
Made in Scotland
About The Artist
Run by Hamish Lamley, Pictavia is based in Central Scotland and has been producing high quality bags, wallets, sporrans and more for a number of years. All leatherwork is done by hand and Hamish also creates custom items here. In the words of the artist himself;
Size & Dimensions
19cm (7.5 inches) wide, 23cm (9 inches) long and 6cm (2.5 inches) deep