Specializing in Native American Crafts Since 1916

Parfleche Bag

Size: 12.5" L3" W25" H
SKU: 900149728




Historically made by women, parfleche bags were used to carry food such as dried meat or pemmican or tools. This Native American rawhide container was made by painting a design (often mimicking landscape features such as mountains and waterways) on stretched raw hides before being shaped into an envelope form.

Condition: Some paint fading, wear commensurate with age. Scrapes and small cuts from preparing the hide.

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