Raccoon and Crayfish Bag.



raccoon3October 2014

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This gorgeous raccoon hide inspired me to read more about the raccoon’s mythology. One story that caught my attention was the Iroquois legend of Raccoon and the Crayfish, and this inspired my painting of a raccoon hunting for crayfish in a circular stream. The painting adorns the front panel of the pouch, made from deerskin. Rather than a simple (and boring) plain leather strap, the cord is created from secondhand homespun wool yarn, braided for extra strength with tassels for more decoration.

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