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.