This quilled braintan shoulder bag has the look of an early 1800's longhunter or trekkers day bag. Constructed of heavy braintan smoked and walnut dyed leather, the 7" long by 6 3/4" wide round body is welted and has an aged and worn look. The heavily quilled flap has a period correct pattern and will "polish" any reenactors outfit. The strap is 48" long and has quilled accents.
When Robert Weil started collecting images for the Contemporary Makers book in 1973 the challenge to record contemporary gun work was daunting. Gathering material was difficult and time consuming. Few makers thought that there was any value in published documentation of their work. Electronic publishing has changed all that. Having a website or having one's work available to view on the internet is becoming a necessity. In spite of all the potential to finally have a true overview of what's being produced by the artists of today, a great deal of work still remains covered up and basically unknown. Our role is to make an effort to document some portion of what’s going on today. To comment on the established makers and to uncover the unknown. We welcome your comments and suggestions and look to you our readers to make us aware of the talented makers out there. Art and Jan Riser Robert Weil and The Makers