The penannular brooch is a utilitarian fastener from the iron age. Worn by men and women alike, they had a wide range of uses ; from holding her dress together to securing your cloak . An indispensable “safety pin” for re-enactors. Modern users find them useful as well, being perfect shawl and scarf pins.
This piece is hand-forged brass and measures 7/8 inches.
Small brooches are best for light- to medium-weight shawls and scarves as well as for medium-weight clothing. Remember, they can be used purely as decorative brooches on clothing and hats as well!