The story of the medieval money pouch
If you are looking for a way to store your coins that is steeped in history, look no further than the beautiful Geldkatze. Widespread in the Middle Ages, the money cat was a safe way to store coins in the Middle Ages. The coins found space in the two ends of the bag. The functional accessory was folded and worn over the belt so that the coins were always at hand. Purses were widely used until the 19th century. They were originally made from the elongated pelts of cats.
Money pouches from the 19th century
In the 19th century it was a leather pouch sewn like a tube. Many were also knitted or crocheted. A characteristic feature was the long slit to prevent coins falling out. Some models also had metal rings attached to act as clasps. As paper money became more widely used as a means of payment, the coin purse became increasingly obsolete.
Features of the medieval purse
If you choose a coin purse, you can store coins as well as a cheque card or keys. This model measures 13 x 35 cm and offers plenty of storage space. You can wear it on your belt so you don't have to fumble around in your pocket for your wallet. This model is made of smooth nappa leather with a fascinating texture.
The brown and beige wallet has an intricately designed slider that acts as a clasp. You can open it by pulling the slide to the side. As soon as you give your historic wallet a slight tilt, your coins or cards slide into the centre and you can easily remove them. Alternatively, you can choose the black and brown colour combination. This medieval purse is also available in red and green and black and red.
The beautiful Money Cat is a creative and sustainable gift with a long tradition that will not only bring a smile to the faces of relatives and friends of the Middle Ages. If you like to go to medieval markets, you would be well advised to use this practical accessory to keep your money or jewellery safe on the way.
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