Thursday, March 26, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Haversack #4

Haversack made from coarse white fabric with a heavy hemp lining. The exterior has a crude patch woven repair to the corner and the bag was tin-clothed. The flap is made from bark-tanned deer hide and is lined with a grey striped ticking.  The strap was woven by Kris Polizzi.






Friday, March 20, 2015

Double Pouch #1

This is a double-pouch made from vegetable tanned cowhide; the strap has a steel roller buckle.











Saturday, February 14, 2015

Calf Hair Pouch #3

This pouch is made from cowhide, hair-on calfhide, and with pigskin for the outside binding.  There is a brass button and forged steel buckle.







Monday, January 26, 2015

Shot and Ball Pouches

These were made using a variety of materials.   The spouts were turned on a lathe by Kris Polizzi.  The bodies of the pouches are made from leather, antique ticking, hemp, and homespun pattern cotton fabric.  They are secured to the spouts by hemp cord, linen cord, and wire.  Several have designs burned into the leather.  Some have rough wooden stoppers, several of which are carved into human or animal effigies.  One of the spouts has a rawhide repair.