Medicine bag

A medicine bag would normally be used in tribes in order to receive help from natural spirits. It would have been carried around the neck with a long strap and a drawstring fastening. Inside, the bag would have contained items of their homeland in and normally would have been carried by the medical man.

Medicine bags may be associated with a bandolier bag too which is similar in use and design yet it may be pieced with leather. A medicine bag today is often decorated with tribal items to show reference to its history.

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Written by Hollyann Prince

Hollyann Prince, graduating in International Fashion Business at Nottingham Trent University next year, currently writing the Silhouette & Looks and Accessories section of the Dictionary for Catwalk Yourself. A lover of fashion history and everything unique.

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