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    What's this pouch?

    Brian et al - from a portrait of Gregor Macgregor of Glengyle.



    Any thoughts on what the pouch to the left of the sporran is? It appears to have gold embroidering and a top flap. Some sort of document pouch perhaps? I've never seen anything like it and cannot think of a practical application for standard Highland Dress so guess it's symbolic or representative, possible of some office?

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    Resembles a Scribes pouch?...
    [SIZE=2][FONT=comic sans ms]"Is binn bal ina thost"[/FONT][/SIZE]

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    Can we see the whole image? To me it looks like it's a brocade pocket flap.

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    Ooooh - obviously an early example of the handbag as bling....

    Anne the Pleater :ootd:

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    Quote Originally Posted by hylander View Post
    Can we see the whole image? To me it looks like it's a brocade pocket flap.
    I don't think so.

    Last edited by figheadair; 19th January 13 at 10:28 AM.

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    I'm stumped. In shape and size it resembles either a haversack or "messenger's" style satchel- so documents could be a possibility, although both of those are usually slung over the shoulder on a strap (or later attached to a ruck in the case of the haversack).

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    This looks like an 18th Century document wallet attached to or tucked behind the sporran strap. The deeds of the Glengyle house and lands perhaps?
    It's coming yet for a' that,
    That Man to Man, the world o'er,
    Shall brothers be for a' that. - RB

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    It is where he keeps his laptop of course.
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    Here is a much smaller document wallet in the V&A Museum. Many were made in Constantinople (modern Istanbul).
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Perhaps a game pouch for small game that would be taken with falcons, etc?
    John

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