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TITLE
Sporrans
EXTERNAL ID
PAWA11633
PLACENAME
N/A
CREATOR
David Whyte Studio
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
21561
KEYWORDS
Highland dress
Sporrans

The word 'sporran' is derived from the Gaelic 'sporan', meaning a purse. These are dress sporrans, ornate and made of animal fur. Simpler sporrans made from leather are often used for day wear.

There is a MacSporran clan, said to be descended from the hereditory pursebearers, or treasurers, to the Lords of the Isles


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Sporrans

Highland dress

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

David Whyte Collection, Highland Photographic Archive

The word 'sporran' is derived from the Gaelic 'sporan', meaning a purse. These are dress sporrans, ornate and made of animal fur. Simpler sporrans made from leather are often used for day wear.<br /> <br /> There is a MacSporran clan, said to be descended from the hereditory pursebearers, or treasurers, to the Lords of the Isles <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.<br />