Native American Medicine Bags

Native American Medicine Bags

Native American BagsNative American medicine bags continue to be a popular part of Native life. Historically women were the makers of American Indian pouches. Bags called Parfleche bags, rigid rawhide and soft tanned leather medicine bags were probably the most popular. Leather medicine pouches made with soft deer hide buckskin, elk or buffalo have become the most prevalent among American Indians.

Traditional brain tanned bags are made using a special smoke process, labor intensive, they are highly prized. Some medicine bags are simple pouches while others have a lot of work in their creation. Beaded medicine bags or side bags as they are called feature all types of Indian art. Falling into two basic types of bags today, most are classified as a specific bag or a possible bag. One with a distinct purpose such as a medicine bag filled with cedar and sage or a tobacco bag. The second continues to increase in popularity and serves as a personal gathering bag.

  • Cherokee Indian Medicine Pouch -Wolf

    Cherokee Indian Medicine Pouch -Wolf (b325)

    MSRP: $89.95
    Sale Price: $49.95
    This handcrafted Native American Cherokee Indian medicine pouch with a silver wolf charm. Crafted of genuine deer skin leather, this medicine pouch has a draw string leather strap, heavy fringe and a sterling silver wolf. Each bag is uniquely handcrafted...
    MSRP: $89.95
    Sale Price: $49.95
  • Navajo Deer Skin Pouch

    Deerskin Medicine Pouch 4" -Navajo (b336)

    MSRP: $69.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
    This leather medicine pouch handmade by an American Indian artist. Carefully crafted of real deer skin leather, this bag is very soft and has a drawstring top. This beautiful traditional medicine pouch also has a matching leather strap and fringe. Bag...
    MSRP: $69.95
    Sale Price: $29.95