Small Beaded Pouch with Heart Design
This old small pouch is unusual and quite charming. It has a "V" shaped flap with a heart on the lower end and a scalloped design along the top. The designs on the flap are spot stitched in tiny beads. The flap lays over the body of the pouch which has a single needle or lazy stitched panel of white and blue beads. All of the beadwork is thread sewn which indicates that it probably came from the area of western Montana, Idaho and southern Alberta. The bag's leather shows extensive use but the beadwork is in excellent condition.