A finely Embossed Antique Leather bag from Morocco.
With inner pockets and beautiful toggle ring closures.
I was recently told by a Moroccan academic that these smaller bags were given to young men for their first visit to Mosque to hold a Koran.
This fine example is on an original antique silk cord.
the suspending loop at the back of the bag has been repaired…see image 2
A rare and wonderful item. ( I have seen just three examples of this type during my years of visiting Morocco.)
18.5 cm x 15.5 cm