Posted 6 years ago
A friend showed me this carrying bag yesterday, and I just had to take a few pics of it. As she went to find it, she mentioned she found it in her grandmothers attic in a house, in Victoria B.C. not too long ago.
As I examined it, I noticed it was made on thick leather. Quite textured on the inside. The P is cast iron or steel, and has the same embellishment on both sides. It appears very well made, and used. The back copper plate is a mysterious design. The four of us all saw something different as to what it portrayed. I think it's just a freeform type of work, but by very skilled hands. At the same time, something suggests it may have had some type of utilitarian use to me. I looks like a skinning knife would fit in the little pocket? The black widow also suggests something of a dark nature to me. A medicine bag?
At any rate, it was tossed up in an attic at one point in it's life, that much I'm sure of.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.