Turtle Shell Bag

Turtle Shell Bag


Deerskin back is sewn to turtle shell,  with turtle effigy beaded on front for its clasp.  Shell alone measures approximately 10 cm/4 “, with fringe and strap it’s about 30 cm/ 12”. To many Native American people turtle represents long life and the turtle is often beaded or embroidered on a baby’s bag for protection. This bag can be used around the neck, tied on a belt, or displayed on a wall or shelf.


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