This is a Saami style reindeer leather coffee bag. The leather and felt bag has been hand stitched using maroon reindeer leather and Norwegian Vadmal wool fabric. One side of the leather pouch is decorated with Saami band weaving and the other side of the bag is Norwegian yellow vadmal wool fabric couched with pewter thread. The edges of the bag are trimmed with red vadmal wool.
The hand woven Saami band design is a traditional Kautokeino pattern circa 1880. The pewter embroidered design is based on Saami rock art drawings.
The inside of the coffee pouch has been lined with natural cotton fabric dyed with natural madder root dye. The reindeer leather sack has a reindeer leather draw string closure at the top of the bag.
The leather coffee pouch measures:
Height 18 cm (7 inches)
Width 10 cm (4 inches)
Depth 5 cm (2 inches)
Reindeer Leather Colour: Black
Wool Vadmal colour: Yellow
The reindeer coffee pouch will hold approx 170 grams of coffee beans, or whatever other treasures you might wish to store.
This type of reindeer leather bag was used by the Sami to carry their coffee. Coffee was an important commodity to the Sami, so they kept it close to them and carried it in a special bag tied to their waist. As the Sami are a nomadic people, when they set up camp in an area, the wood fire was lit, and the coffee pot was set to brew, ready to be shared with everyone once the tents and camp were set up.
If you would like a different style or colour of bag, please let me know. It takes about 2-6 weeks for completion of custom orders.