Drawstring Bag from the Cave of Letters from Israel

A bag from the Cave of Letters from Israel. This one is a somewhat large drawstring bag, about 34x34 centimeters. According to the find report it was made of red dyed leather with black and red applications. It can be securely dated to the first half of the 2nd century AD and is thought to have been in Jewish possession.

For the bag I used alum tanned deer leather which I dyed red with madder as well as veg tanned leather dyed black with vinegar and iron.


  • Yadin, Yigael. The Finds from the Bar Kokhba Period in the Cave of Letters. Jerusalem, Israel Exploration Society, 1963.