Black Leather Thistle Embossed Sporran
This premium leather sporran has a smooth black leather front and back, 3 braided black leather tassles and thistle/Celtic weave embossing on the front and flap.
Included in the price is your Sporran Suspender. Hand-made by L&M Highland Outfitters.
The Scottish Thistle: The Legend and Meaning
As the most well known and easily recognized symbol of Scotland, the thistle is also believed to be the oldest recorded national flower.
Legend has it that a field of thistles saved a party of sleeping Scots warriors from an ambush by Norse invaders. When one of the Norse attackers trod on a thistle field with his bare feet, his cries and screams roused the Scots. The ambush was made ineffective, and the Scots were able to defeat the invaders. The Scots’ victory was all thanks to the thistle’s thorns! The thistle was then adopted as the symbol of Scotland. It represents the bravery, devotion, durability, strength, and determination of the Celtic people.