Irish Stitch Double Pocketbook
Functioning rather like wallets in the eighteenth century, these useful cloth cases were made in many different materials. They were generally made by women and carried by men, containing documents as often than currency. They were made in a variety of techniques and we have several examples from which to choose: crewel work, zig zag pattern & diamond pattern irishstitch designs. As modern men’s clothing is not equipped with the roomy pockets they require, they are more useful today to historical re-enactors and as accessories in period office scenes. They also make a nice evening bag for a lady. For daily use, we offer them made to order as checkbook covers, by altering the way they fasten shut.
Vegetable dyed wool thread on linen canvas, wool tape trim
7.5 x 3.5 (closed)