It is nice to get back to our heritage, or investigate how things where done by others. I searched the internet for some free printables for you to create your own pouches, leather work, or beadwork. Native Americans developed handbags, pouches and various containers to aide them in carring necessities around on their journeys. There were many different pouches for many different reasons. A leather bag was better suited then pots or baskets for different materials. The native Americans prided themselves on how well-matched a handbag was to it’s contents. All makes sense to me! I have found several different sets of Free Printables available on the internet for you. These sets come with directions of how to complete the craft on your own. Wouldn’t it be nice to do something like this in your spare time, or with you children? The time spent working on a project like this is often just as precious as the craft itself. Treasure it! Share it! Feel it! And, Enjoy it! I hope you enjoy the printables.
Here are a few facts about animals in Native American Crafts and what they Represent:
Butterfly: Growth and Beauty.
Elk hide: Represents Strength, Stamina, and Male Medicine.
Horse Hair: Represents personal power, swiftness and purpose.
Red Wool cloth: Represents Beginnings and Blessings.
Check out these free Printables:
Nativeessence.com- Handbag - Apache Handbag Printable.
Nativeessence.com - Sioux Pouch - Sioux Pouch Printable. This type of pouch is used to carry tobacco or other medicines, or herbs.
Nativeessence.com - Medicine Pouch - Medicine Pouch Printable. Used to carry their own personal medicine around their neck.