Horse Hair Sporran with thistle
This premium Horse Hair sporran featured with plain chrome cantle, cones, and thistle badge. Available in white with black tassels (pictured) or black with white tassels. Available with or without a pouch. Comes with chain strap to fit up to a 48″ waist.
No horses were harmed in the making of this sporran. (Unless you count the embarrassment of a really short haircut).
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.