a very nice purse indeed (and of course as I am especially interested in all things leather)!
Originally Posted by Matchlock
... in a period before ca. 1600 when pockets in garments had not been invented!
While you are certainly right for the most part, for the record there actually is a leather jerkin found in the wreck of the ship Mary Rose (sank 1545) that has a single pocket on the inside of the jerkin's left flap (Julie Gardiner: Before the Mast: Life and Death Aboard the Mary Rose (The Archaeology of the Mary Rose). p39).