I printed this nice green cotton canvas by hand using stamps which I carved myself. All seams of the bag were reinforced. The whole bag was lined with white fabric. All used fabrics were pre-washed. The bag is machine washable if needed.
This teardrop with the birds is based on actual printed fabric which is very similar to the printed fabric in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum where it is dated towards the 12th/13th century as well as a printed fabric piece in the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest where it is dated to the 14th century. Both Museum collections agree about the German origin of the fabric which is very similar in style and shape.
During the last years fabric collections were re-examined and the similar looking print mentioned above, as well as several other medieval prints, were deemed (late) medieval falsifications. Though the actual dating to the 12th-13th or 14th century might be questionable now, it is still (very probably) a print from the medieval time period. However, I will use the initial dating until the museums update the time period for this pieces.
Bag with 12th – 14th century teardrop bird print
Uses: Messenger bag / Pilgrim bag / everyday use
Width: ca. 13 inch
Height: ca. 13.5 inch
Strap: ca. 29.5 inch high / 59 inch in total
Fabric: green cotton canvas, white fabric for the lining; pre-washed
Print: white 12th – 14th bird print
Made in Crestview, Florida, USA