Our Indian Woman's Accessories pattern consists of several patterns with illustrated instructions. Northern and Southern belt sets (strike-a-light, awl and knife cases), mirror bag, large knife sheath, Northern Plains leggings, medicine pouch and buckskin purse are all featured.
Ideal for re-enactors, TV and film costume makers, and western enthusiasts.
The pack includes paper pattern templates and instructions
Soft Lambskin, soft calf. vegetable tanned calf, deerskin
Hand stitched using a Glover's needle, sinew
Decoration - see our range of beads and strips - click here
Ladies outfits require a number of accessories in order to make them authentic and historically accurate. Because Indian dresses were very simple and usually contained no pockets, articles such as purses, knife sheaths, strike-a-light bags, awl cases, mirror pouches, and other bags were necessary in order to keep up with the various tools and materials required for everyday living in the wilderness. Sketches and paintings from the period show that these accessories were used on the Northern and Southern Plains alike.
For additional ideas on design variations, we strongly recommend that you study old paintings and drawings and visit museums and examine existing specimens. This will help make your articles unique and distinctly yours.