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Posted 4 years ago


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I am thinking of buying this bag.I need more pics.I am told it was made 100 years ago by a native American.
How can I tell
No idea here in australia we don't see these things.

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Stay away from it!

    Neither the design of the bag nor the decorations look like Native American work. I am not sure how the decoration was applied, but it doesn't look like typical bead work.

    Also the color of the leather looks odd. It has the appearance of some application to give it an "aged look".

    Do some online searches and the issues will show themselves quickly.

  2. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 4 years ago
    I asked the girl some questions and she couldn't answer so wondered .I thought the circles look to round to be hand done and it reminds me of bags we had in the 70's
    She said it had be handed down from 3 generations and given to her great grandfather by native American
  3. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 4 years ago
    There are no beads at all.It is all sewn.
  4. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    There are lots of stories out there-- many of them innocent tales passed down through a family, while SOME are intentional deception of crooks!

    A popular adage among militaria collectors and applicable to any antique is "buy the antique NOT the story".

    Do the research or ask questions (like you have done here) before putting out the money. Get to know your collecting field before making any purchases.

  5. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    I just looked at your collection-- you have some GREAT items posted!

  6. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    I was just going through your WW1 embroidery postings AGAIN.

    They are a favorite of mine!

  7. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 4 years ago
    thanks Scottvez for the info.we never see native american stuff here in Australia so i thought Id ask here first. when asked how much they wanted they didnt know and wanted me to appraise it.I replied It was worth whatever someone is prepared tp pay for it.
    and to be continued on the war memorabilia
  8. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 4 years ago
    I gave added more pics.Thanks in advance
    It is lovely.
  9. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 4 years ago
    I didn't buy the bag

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