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George Blake

Elk Horn Pouches & Purses

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In the previous time; the men carried elk horn purses.  Inside they stored dentalium and other valuable items.  To make these purses; the would find a suitable section of elk horn antler, hollow the inside out and finish the exterior.  They would then apply a scrimshaw design.  A design is carved into the outer finish of the horn and then ink is applied to the carved area.  This process is called scrimshaw.  George Blake has been instrumental in reviving this traditional form of art.


"Just For Luck" Pouches
 
Good luck pouches made of leather and elk horn.  They contain traditional native american prayer root.
 Photographed by: Linda Jenkins
 Copyright: 5/19/99
Elk Horn Man's Purse with Intricate Design
 
 
 Photographed by: Linda Jenkins
 Copyright: 5/19/99
Elk Horn Man's Purse with Blue Dots
 
 
 Photographed by: Linda Jenkins
 Copyright: 5/19/99
Elk Horn Man's Purse with Black Widow Spider
 
 
 Photographed by: Linda Jenkins
 Copyright: 5/19/99
Elk Horn Man's Purse I
 
 
 Photographed by: Linda Jenkins
 Copyright: 5/19/99
Elk Horn Man's Purse II
 
 
 Photographed by: Linda Jenkins
 Copyright: 5/19/99
Elk Horn Man's Purse Broadbase
 
 
 Photographed by: Linda Jenkins
 Copyright: 5/19/99


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