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More Medieval Hawking Bags by Archanejil More Medieval Hawking Bags by Archanejil
Here are two more of my medieval hawking bags.

These bags were really quite popular between the 12th and 15th centuries. The original purpose was to hold small live animals (usually rodents) in order to feed them to hawks and such. The ring around the neck used to prevent them from scrabbling out of the bag as it created a weighted fold. The design is taken from illuminations from 1330-1440, so they are historically accurate.

Hand stitched and uses period materials (wooden & bone beads, leather, waxed linen and a brass buckle).

If you like 'em and would like one, they're for sale here: [link]
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zombiiexmassacre Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
"...And suddelnly, his heart filled with desire to create such a bag he just had seen on the internet..." =)
Seriously, very pretty craftwork.

Is the ring wood or metal? And do you happen to have any period pictures I could have a peek at?
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Archanejil Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
*she* ;) And thank you :D

It's a steel ring, pretty hefty and very sturdy. I had wondered about the wood idea, however, there's no documentation of that, as I think that wood was perhaps not heavy enough for purpose.

Hm. I have pictures of my kit and such, as is in my gallery, however, I do have a friend on here who does re-enactment in Italy with some *very* cool scenes. Here's his page: [link]
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I meant myself. =P

Oh, I meant historic illustrations of the bags. =P
No worry, I found this myself: [link]
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This will probably be a summer project, if i can get my hands on a piece of skin I like. =)
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Archanejil Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
oh! LOL! Glad to inspire :D

Lars Datter's site is *exactly* where I got the images of the originals from. Many of the originals had tassels -- I've yet to make/see any that I've liked, which is why mine haven't yet. But I may experiment with that in the future.
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
First prototype done! =)
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Xarcht Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Very good in looks. You do other midevel and renosance styles?
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Archanejil Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Thank you :) I do -- I've several different styles (not all of them on here) -- are you looking for something specific?
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Xarcht Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
I'm putting together a 15th to 16th century pirate re-enacters suit. I was thinkin of a sailors bag fer his kit. You know if there are any references fer one of these?
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