This is a RIVER Otter (Lontra canadensis) it is NOT a marine mammal or sea otter. Please understand the difference between the two species. This Otter is legally harvested here in Idaho… A 100% land locked state… There are a lot of Sporran Makers out there, but are they actual licensed taxidermists? I have been doing taxidermy for over 10 years. Which means you are getting from start to finish a quality mounted item. I have been making crafts since the age of 9 (I’m 30 now while this is being written) so that’s over 20 years experience. These beautiful one of a kind sporrans are handmade. No part of it comes from a machine, they are not just fur glued to a commercially made sporran. From the moment the animal is hunted to sewing every stitch, this beautiful piece is meant to be displayed with your tartan in a way that will make your ancestors proud. This is why I started making these for others. I do not use fur industry hides also known as “fur farms” when you work with actual hunters several things come into play. Do NOT help with wildlife conservation. Most state wildlife departments (Idaho Included) do NOT get funds from taxpayers. When a hunter buys tags and their hunting license 100% of that goes towards conservation. States control what animals need to be hunted to help other species survive, for example in Idaho we hunt animals like badgers to help protect the population of burrowing owls. A hunted animal is not in a cage for the entirety of their life…. They are free and happy. Now that we have established that. This is a beautiful thickly furred Otter sporran. Each River otter sporran is unique in color and length, your skunk will have solid stripes present but each is made by nature and character will vary. Comes with straps ready to wear on any kilt belt up to 4 wide. Storage space is 16×6. Total length about 30. The Sporran (Scottish Gaelic for’purse’) is a traditional part of Scottish Highland dress. It is a pouch that performs the same function as pockets on the pocket less Scottish kilt. Made of leather or fur, the ornamentation of the sporran is determined by the formality of dress worn with it. The sporran is worn on a leather strap or chain, conventionally positioned in front of the groin of the wearer. A traditional kilt does not have pockets, the sporran serves as a wallet and container for any personal items. It is essentially a survival of the common European medieval belt-pouch, superseded elsewhere as clothing came to have pockets, but continuing in the Scottish Highlands because of the lack of these accessories in traditional dress. I do custom work for traditional Celtic heritage items. My father’s Surname is Crawford (Scottish heritage but was again I was adopted) my family motto is “protection through strength”. Last picture in this listing is a photo of the actual artist. I also donated items to various prisons to help fund their Native American programs and help those who can not help themselves. Inedible meat is donated to zoos and local raptor rehab facilities. I also carry real wolf, mountain lion and bear items on my direct website but they’re not allowed for sale through this venue. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American: US\1935-Now\Other Nat. Am. Items 1935-Now”. The seller is “ashortmouse” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Tribal Affiliation: Cherokee W/ Certificate of Authenticity
- Artisan: Aodhàn Crawford