This clever artist blends her two cultures into one beautiful and practical item. Dakota beadwork meets Apache leather in a dramatic bag that fits right in to the current trend for western-influenced fashion. A delightful – and practical blend of her mixed heritage, this bag is handsome, useful, fashionable and a real conversation starter. Boldly painted in terra cotta red, black blue and white, the bear paws are symbols of protection, power, and survival savvy; bears are at the top of the animal food chain with no predators, except humans (and then only at times!). A band of fine beadwork in turquoise, dark red, and peachy tan is found at the bottom of the long flap, which ends in a trim ruffle of fringe. Hand sewn of natural tanned deerskin, the deliciously soft leather has more fringe – hand tied and twisted – framing either side of the bag in layers of varying lengths.As striking as it is useful, this bag feels wonderful to the hand, and has a colorful design with spiritual meaning. Tradition element that has been transformed into a beautiful, modern purse.
Deerskin Leather, Beads, Paint
Hangs 37″ L Total, 6″ W x 10″ L Bag, 9″ L Fringe, 37″ L Strap