This gorgeous, early-1990s, small Ojibwa purse is handmade of black tanned deer hide, and its shoulder strap and fringe are made of the same color and from the same hide. In the top center of the purse flap appears a beautifully hand-beaded Eagle image composed of white, yellow, red and black beads. Descending from the central medallion are thin fringe pieces also decorated with white and black beads. On each side of the juncture where the purse flap meets the shoulder strap are five strands of gold-tone metal and yellow, red, white and black plastic pony beads. One strap is attached to a small metal bell. View all accompanying photographs to note that this purse is in excellent vintage condition.
For those who enjoy or collect Native American artifacts, the stunning black leather purse makes for a great acquisition. The purse may also serve as a medicine pouch.