Native American bags were often decorated with paint, beadwork, or quillwork with specific tribal designs. These designs sometimes revealed the specific use of the bag, such as a medicine bag or tobacco bag. This particular bag may have been created from recycled women’s legging panels. Fine decorated items such as moccasin segments and beadwork panels may be recycled into new functional objects, such as this one attributed to a northern Plains tribe.
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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Indians of North America
Indians of North America -- Clothing
Clothing and dress
Indians of North America -- Great Plains
Indians of North America -- Great Plains -- Social life and customs
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