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The Sporran Guy: What the heck is a Sporran?
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"What the heck is a sporran anyway?" An excellent question! If you don't know or have never encountered a kilt wearer you would probably have no idea what the heck a sporran is, or even how to say the word (think, spore-an, emphasis on first syllable). The sporran is simply a belt bag, a common purse as it were, which in earlier times hung from the wearers belt, hence the self descriptive moniker. Whether Viking or serf, monk or royal seamstress, the belt bag was common European fashion accessory dating from, roughly, the Dark Ages through to the late 1700's....