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Tanned leather ornament resembling a round bottomed purse. Top edge is folded over with strands of black and white beaded fringe strung through middle, hanging onto front of ornament. Outer pieces of fringe are looped, inner strands are straight. Protruding black beaded band borders all sides, with white triangle designs throughout. Ornament has two braided straps, stitched on either side of the top edge, that are secured together with three knots.

Specific Techniques

Men tan and sew the leather, women are responsible for the bead decoration.

Item History

  • Made in Botswana
  • Collected during 1978
  • Owned by Jim Hope before July 19, 2021
  • Received from Jim Hope (Donor) on July 19, 2021

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