Hand made Corn Husk Bag with Leather Handles
This Corn Husk bag will make an unusual addition to your collection. The crafter added geometric designs to both sides. One side features Black, Red, Blue, Brown and Green designs. The other side has faded but you can see Indigo, Orange, Yellow and Green designs. The handle is made from a heavy Braintanned Leather Lacing.
These type of flat, twined Bags are made in the Plateau region of the United States. The process of making a corn husk bag involves collecting the husks, cleaning and drying them, and then weaving or braiding them together to form the bag’s structure. Native Americans use Corn Husk bags for a variety of purposes including storing and transporting items, and as a form of art. Crafters add decoration to the bags with ‘false embroidery’, by wrapping colored fiber or yarn around the weft strands. They often created different designs for each side of the bag.
This Bag measures 10.5″ long by about 9″ wide. The leather handles are about 7″ long. This Bag came from a collection. You will see that the colors on one side have faded and on the other some of the dyes have run onto the bag. Structurally it is in very good condition. One of a Kind!
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