This fragment was probably part of a decorative border that was attached around the top of a quiver or spear case. The craftsman who made it sewed together wide strips of red and green dyed leather, then wove narrow strips of red, green, yellow, and black through slits in the surface to form the decorative pattern.
Museum excavations, 1911-1912. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1912. Brought to New York and accessioned, 1928.