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Collection of Native American Beaded Medicine Bags

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles Start Price:75.00 USD Estimated At:250.00 - 450.00 USD
Collection of Native American Beaded Medicine Bags
Featured in this lot is this collection of Native American beaded medicine bags. There are five medicine bags in this collection. A medicine bag is a small pouch that contains sacred items and is worn by some Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Traditionally, medicine bags are worn under the clothing. Their contents are private and are often of a personal and religious nature. The first bag shows hide construction with an oval button and trade bead decorations. The second shows leather construction with a unique design of trade seed beads and contains a polished sphere of light and dark brown jasper. The third medicine bag shows hide construction with a medallion of trade seed beads, including colors of chalk, light blue, yellow, and black. The last medicine bag shows leather construction decorated with a painted turkey feather and includes personal content inside the bag. The condition of these medicine bags is good, with no obvious signs of damage. The measurements of these medicine bags range from 7 3/4" x 3 1/2" to 7 1/2" x 4 1/4".