Tinder-pouch of brown leather, with sewn-on ears o

Tinder-pouch of brown leather, with sewn-on ears of red leather; oval (length 3 3/4 ins) and shallow, like one above (no. 932); edges drawn together by a thong; contains steel (of early Scandinavian type), and tinder (amadou); with it (but perhaps not belonging) is a portion of a belt of brown leather, sewn with a narrow strip of green parchment; bought in Bazaar at Smyrna, 29 Nov. 1855. Asia Minor. [One of 14 examples (nos 939-952). All ASiatic. Most designed to be suspended from a belt or girdle. Steel is usually carried inside the pouch together with flint and tinder. Tinder is usually fungus-tinder, but often match-tinder in the form of cotton threads loosely twisted into cord an d inserted into a small bamboo tube or hollow stick].

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Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/939
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.
status:
Permanent collection

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