Posted 4 years ago
I have so many questions about this. I have no history or provenance on this. It is about 4 in. tall and about 5 1/2 in. wide. The "strap" appears to be a type of animal skin with hair from the animal still intact and visible in several places. I am making an assumption that this is American Indian, maybe it is not. Is this Native American? What is the rawhide strap called, what purpose does it serve? Any help or direction to identify this would be appreciated.
I have attached further pics as requested. The broken portion of the rim is still with the bowl. The last picture is a photo of the bottom of the bowl. Thanks for the help and comments.