Oseberg-inspired Viking bag handles

Bag handle for a Viking-inspired Hedeby - style bag inspired by the Oseberg ship burial.

Bag handle for a Viking-inspired Hedeby – style bag inspired by the Oseberg ship burial.

I loved the Hedeby-inspired bag hangers/handles I made on the Maker Space laser cutter so much, that I wanted to try my hand at another set as well… though rather than going to the Birka style directly, I decided to merge the sawtooth style with… something a little different.

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Another round of laser-cut Viking bag hangers

When I got to the MakerSpace I had a little room in the file, so printed another set of arched Viking Age bag hangers.

When I got to the MakerSpace I had a little room in the file, so printed another set of arched Viking Age bag hangers.

Just a super-quick post here today. When I was at the Maker Space working on a few other things, I also put a few more Viking-style bag handles/ hangers into the file to cut. I decided on one more set of the arched bag handles that I showed off in my previous post, and another set of the ‘chair back’ hangers too.

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Hedeby-style Viking bag

Wearing the small version, a first attempt at a bag inspired by the Hedeby 'handles'

Wearing the small version, a first attempt at a bag inspired by the Hedeby ‘handles’

In an earlier post I showed the handles I made for a Viking-inspired bag in the style of the Hedeby handles and the speculative bags made from that design.

For this post, I’ll show you what I did with the wood handles, to make a fabric bag!

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Hedeby/Haithabu bag handles

Hedeby style handles before staining.

Hedeby style handles before staining.

A Hedeby-style of bag has been on my wish-list for quite some time. I’ve used small totes to carry around my things, because I can’t do without my phone and other necessities on my person when at a costumed event. However, there are a few period-informed/speculated bags… and the (commonly called) Hedeby (or Haithabu) bag is one of them…

Of course, no actual bag survived… and there are no depictions clearly of the bag – but several objects in similar designs did survive in wood and bone, from multiple areas in the Viking world (not just Hedeby) – theorised to be handles to this bag style.

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