A medicine bag is an ancient item that spiritually represents the wearer and are typically made of deer, elk, moose or bison. This hand stitched sheepskin leather medicine bag has a side pull leather lace drawstring and red glass beads.
Traditionally a medicine bag contains something from the plant, animal, and mineral kingdoms or the life of man. Plants such as sage and sweetgrass. Animals could be bone, lock of hair, seashell and feathers. Minerals examples are stone, gem, turquoise or crystals. Man's life is anything with special meaning to a person like a photo, locket, sea glass or coin.