Monday, September 13, 2010
Plains Indian Bladder Bag
Plains Indian Bladder Bag, 10 x 9, oil on board © K. Henderson
In the past, no part of a harvested animal went to waste. Bags like this were made from the bladder of an elk or deer. They could be highly decorated with quillwork and beads and might be carried on a belt. They were used to carry Quills or other small maker supplies and other small objects.