Turtle is the oldest symbol for planet Earth, and "Turtle Island" is the name given to the North American continent by the original Native Peoples here. There are two Turtle Island Pouches in this series of large pouches, one, a Black motif, depicting the Southwest, and this one, (a white motif) depicting the Northwest. This pouch has been created with recycled cow rawhide--the stiff leather sides are stitched with antique glass beads. The FRONT FLAP of soft honey/tan recycled, layered Deer suede displays a hand-carved bone Turtle, and fossilized (20 to 50 thousand year old) Walrus Ivories, as well as rare white beads from the "Hudson Bay Trading Company," circa 1890. When you lift up the flap it reveals the FRONT OF the POUCH, which has been painted with a swirling snow, and rainbow design. The pouch has been further enhanced with antique glass, clay and bone beads, as well as a braided Deer suede strap.
Dimensions: These are approximate due to the nature of the materials. Each Pouch is individual and varies slightly in size.
Pouch length, 3 inches. Tapered width, 2 ½ inches to 3 ½ inches. Length with flap, fringe and dangles, 5 inches. Thickness, 1 ½ inches. Braided strap length, 24 inches