Or what we might call a messenger bag.
I finally finished the commissioned bag from last month based on the beautifully proportioned Roman design. As far as I know, this design dates back to at least the First Century C.E. and judging by it’s logic, probably much further.
I think the true loculus (satchel) utilized an envelope design from a single small goat hide but as they survive only in art, we have to make a few guesses as to construction. The one I made has a few more modern features including inner dividers and a cell phone pocket.
The leather is an oiled cowhide with a slightly scotched (textured) surface. This type of leather wears well, is weather-resistant, and comes back to life with a wipe down.
A simple button closer secures the flap while the straps cover the seams and give it body. The sewing is all…
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