A wolverine skin pouch with blue and red trade beads sewn to strips of clipped hair that are sewn around the centre of the pouch. Strips of hide, some of which have been stained with red ochre, form a fringe along the bottom of of the pouch. A hide thong attached to the pouch has an oval blue bead at the end with wolverine fur tassels. The red beads on this item may be a type known as Cornaline d’Aleppo that were brought to west coast Alaska by Russian traders. Pouches of this type were commonly used to hold tobacco.
FROM CARD: "ILLUS: HNDBK. N. AMER. IND., VOL. 5, ARCTIC PG. 353, FIG. 6A. WOLVERINE SKIN BAG DECORATED WITH BLUE AND RED SEED BEADS SEWED TO BANDS OF CLIPPED HAIR; LEATHER THONG WITH LARGE BLUE BEAD AND FUR AT THE END."