This handmade leather pouch is a lovely deep purple colour, very soft to the touch and with an excellent finish to it. Made with deerskin, this is a traditional leather used for pouches such as these, medicine bags and other Native American crafts.
The front of the pouch simply lifts up as a flap and there are tassels that hang down from the bottom of the pouch, these are black on one side and purple on the other. The beaded feather embellishment on the front is made up of black, white and light purple beads. These are sewn separately from the pouch into the feather design and backed onto material which is then attached to the pouch. The strap is made from the same leather as the bag, braided together in strips these are then attached and tied to the sides of the pouch.
You will receive a certificate of authenticity with your pouch, and there is also a paper strip wrapped around the leather strap with the artists signature. This is handmade by Sylvia Jackson and other members of the Navajo Nation (Din'eh), USA. This is a group of Navajo women, helped by their children to make deerskin medicine bags, bone and bead necklaces and feather fans.
As these are handmade, no two pouches will be exactly identical - all the more unique to you! The sizing/shape may vary slightly from the picture and the colour can also be slightly lighter or darker depending on the batch we receive at the time however these are all of good quality.
These are of a dark purple colour, you may find the colour may vary very slightly from the colour on your screen due to monitor colour restrictions.
Size of Bag: The height of the actual pouch (i.e. The part you put your items into) is roughly 13cm and the width roughly 13.5 cm (although this will vary slightly). The leather strap from the bag is approximately 96cm in total length. The tassels that hang down from the bottom of the bag are roughly 18-19 cm long and the beaded feather is 15 cm in total length.
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Sylvia Jackson - Navajo tribe
Sylvia Jackson is a member of the Navajo tribe and lives in the USA. We trade directly with this artist making sure she receives a fair price for her work. All items will be good quality but because of the hand made nature of the goods it is possible that crafts such as these may have small differences between them. These small differences (if there are any) should be seen as a testimony to the fact that you are buying authentic Native American crafts.
Purple Leather Pouch With Beaded Feather by Sylvia Jackson
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