Handmade Deer Hide Medicine Pouch + Amulets and Artifacts + Desert Primitive + Rustic + Tattered + OOAK

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Handmade Deer Hide Medicine Pouch + Amulets and Artifacts + Desert Primitive + Rustic + Tattered + OOAK

266.25 355.00

Like the windblown leaves of autumn, an amulet pouch richly festooned with dozens of beads and curiosities

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:: Amber Leaves ::

:: This pouch contains fossil walrus ivory and is for sale within the United States only ::

This is a tiny amulet pouch with an extravagance of fringe and tattered shreds of soft, distressed golden tan deer hide.  I cut and lace all of my medicine bags without pattern or measurement, so each one is unique.  The fringe and wider tatters are also hand cut and remind me of autumn leaves.  After the pouch was assembled it was washed, then shaped and dried in the warm desert sun.

The long front flap conceals a drawstring closure and is ornamented with a shard of fossil walrus ivory and a bronze clay disc which was impressed with a fossil prior to firing.

An interesting variety of odds and ends are knotted into the fringe:  a bronze clay ring molded from dry saguaro cactus skin...a rare fossil "ivory pearl", formed inside a walrus tusk...antler...bone mala beads...ancient/antique quartz discs from Africa...fossil stegodon bone...cowrie shell...fossil crinoid...a carved horn spiral...raw and brown Baltic amber...plenty of Czech glass beads...handmade glass charms...an African cowrie shell, and more.  The white tube beads are special; they are from the ancient Indus Valley civilization, and date from 4,000-5,000 BCE...extremely ancient.

Although the flap is the "front" of the pouch, you can also wear it reversed, which shows many more of the amulets and talismans.  Since everything is knotted on, you are free to rearrange, remove, or add anything of your own to the pouch's fringe, making it truly your own.  The strap is knotted on and can be retied to shorten or lengthen slightly.

As you can see, the pouch looks great when laid on a table with the fringe spread out, so it could be kept that way--or hung on a wall--when you are not wearing it.  Avoid long-term exposure to direct sunlight as this will fade the color.

SIZE: The pouch can hold an object 1 1/2" x 1 1/4", or 35mm x 30mm in size. The pouch with fringe measures approximately 7" x 3 1/2", or 18cm x 9 cm. The strap can adjust from 20" to 29", or 46 cm to 74 cm.

CARE: This pouch is very sturdy but some of the ancient beads and elements are more fragile; please take care with them.  It can be washed: rinse very briefly in cool water and gently press excess water out between layers of towel.  Reshape the front flap and elements as desired, then hang to dry--sun works best.  It will be stiff but the stiffness will release as the pouch is handled.

PACKAGING: Amber Leaves will arrive beautifully giftwrapped in Earth friendly packaging.

++ Domestic shipping is included in the price. ++

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