Does anyone know anything about this type of pouch?
This leather pouch has been in my family a long time, but we're not sure how long. It was most likely passed down from my great-great aunt Emma (Kittle) Mielke. She lived in Kenmare, North Dakota in the early 1900s and also in Paynesville, Minnesota. To me, the pouch looks Native American in design. It's about 7-3/4 inches from the top to the bottom (not counting the pom-pom type thing at the bottom). It appears to be made of 6 separate panels. It could be about 100 years old or even older. I really have no idea.
|Both front and back have the same bead-work design.|
|Here's a close-up of the side panels. I'm not sure what kind of beads those are.|
|Here's how it opens up.|
|Some more detail - the rope/string is very soft. Not sure what it's made of.|