Belt pouch

Haudenosaunee/ Iroquois (?), Native American

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Bags of this type were made by women for men to fold over their belts; a slit in the center serves as the opening. The shiny dyed porcupine quills provide a dramatic contrast to the softly textured dark brown leather, and a fringe of metal cones and red-dyed deer hair adds another dimension of texture and color. The bold palette of vivid red, black, and white is characteristic of northeastern Woodlands quillwork of the period.

Belt pouch, Tanned leather, porcupine quills, dye, metal cones, and deer hair, Haudenosaunee/ Iroquois (?), Native American

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