Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Hoping someone can help me identify :) Woodland Indian pouch? Very old? Rough shape!

In Native American > Native American Beadwork > Show & Tell.
Native American Beadwork36 of 53Ceremonial Native American Beaded Necklacenative american glass bead pouch?
11
Love it
0
Like it

auraaura loves this.
mikelv85mikelv85 loves this.
inkyinky loves this.
Moonstonelover21Moonstonelover21 loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
Tlynnie1942Tlynnie1942 loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
kyratangokyratango loves this.
aghcollectaghcollect loves this.
JoyBJoyB loves this.
See 9 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 7 years ago

    JoyB
    (33 items)

    This pouch was given to me many years ago. I have kept it in a plastic baggie in my jewelry box.

    I am Cherokee ( & Italian) and do beadwork, but am afraid to touch this one. I don't want to ruin the value by fixing it.

    It is a very soft buckskin bag with intricate beadwork...at least what is left of the beadwork :) Mainly clear beads, maybe silver lined, with a few shiny green and a single red. The outline of the pouch is all white opaque, which are not very uniform.

    Hoping to have someone date and maybe identify a tribe?

    Mystery Solved
    logo
    Native American Beadwork
    See all
    INDIAN WARS ERA CA 1880 SIOUX NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN HAND BEADED MOCCASINS
    INDIAN WARS ERA CA 1880 SIOUX NATIV...
    $113
    1890's PAIR NATIVE AMERICAN CHEYENNE INDIAN BEAD DECORATED HIDE MOCCASINS BEADED
    1890's PAIR NATIVE AMERICAN CHE...
    $62
    1890s NATIVE AMERICAN ANISHINAABE / OJIBWA / CHIPPEWA INDIAN BEADED HIDE PANELS
    1890s NATIVE AMERICAN ANISHINAABE /...
    $56
    ca1900 PAIR NATIVE AMERICAN TLINGIT INDIAN BEAD DECORATED HIDE MOCCASINS BEADED
    ca1900 PAIR NATIVE AMERICAN TLINGIT...
    $57
    logo
    INDIAN WARS ERA CA 1880 SIOUX NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN HAND BEADED MOCCASINS
    INDIAN WARS ERA CA 1880 SIOUX NATIV...
    $113
    See all

    Comments

    1. JoyB JoyB, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the loves kyratango and aghcollect!
    2. JoyB JoyB, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love racer4four
    3. JoyB JoyB, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love Manikin!
    4. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 6 years ago
      Hello,
      This is called a "Puzzle bag", and they were made by members of the Iroquois Native American tribes. They are called puzzle bags because of the way the split deerskin thongs were extended through the flap and kept the bag closed. These were usually made from early to mid-nineteenth century, and there is actually one very much like your pouch on Ebay right now. Search "Antique American Indian rare old museum early Iriquois (they spelled this wrong) beaded puzzle bag purse" to see it.
    5. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Woah! That is why I love CW! So much knowledge here to solve unusual mysteries, and always learning :-)
      Thank you Tlynnie!
    6. JoyB JoyB, 6 years ago
      Oh my! That is so cool! I thought it was a woodlands pattern, but had no idea! Thank you so much Tlynnie1942! I wish the beadwork on mine was as nice as the one on ebay :)
    7. JoyB JoyB, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much for the love Tlynnie1942!
    8. JoyB JoyB, 6 years ago
      UNBELIEVABLE! I didn't realize it, but there is a trinket inside it! I added a picture of a small nut that has been carved into a basket! I am so excited!! Thank you so much Tlynnie1942, I would've never looked in it if it wasn't for your comment!
    9. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 6 years ago
      You are very welcome, I am happy to help :)
    10. JoyB JoyB, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the loves everyone!
    11. inky inky, 6 years ago
      This is sooooo!!! lovely!...:-)
    12. JoyB JoyB, 6 years ago
      Thank you inky & thank you for the love!
    13. JoyB JoyB, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much for the love mikelv85!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.