Saturday, July 9, 2016

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.


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