Rafny’s Hedeby bag 

Rafny made a bag based on the Hedeby finds thought to be bag handles and entered it as part of her Alpine Scholar entry. 

Hedeby frame and bag reconstruction. Photo courtesy Barret Spangler

Hedeby frame and bag reconstruction. Photo courtesy Barret Spangler

More information on her blog:

http://manxviking.blogspot.com/2017/03/hedeby-bag-refurbished.html?m=1

These and similar wooden objects found at Birka that are also thought to be bag handles have enjoyed a lot of interest lately, and the local museum to Birka has blogged much of their info on the frames. It’s a good summary of the objects and contexts, with English translation, with information also about the realated finds at Hedeby and elsewhere. 

Birka bag frames

http://marinarkeobloggen.sjohistoriska.se/post/vaskbyglarna-fran-birka-the-purse-frames-from-birka-english-translation-in-end-of-the-blogg

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