A simple over the shoulder style sack, market wallets were very popular for shopping trips and trips to the market place. They can hold a good amount and are easily balanced making them very practical. This particular wallet is made of natural linen.
The stitching is tight and even with a slightly coarse feel to the linen. For testing sake, I filled it with numerous pieces of apparel from Samson Historical and it stayed in place well upon the shoulder while in motion. It is quite wide and does want to either hang a bit much over towards the arm or sit high, brushing the neck. A great piece nonetheless.