The brown bag with the tree on it was fire poker-etched on both the main flap, and also on the inner natural-edged pocket. It reads "I Am the Vine, ye are the branches", John 15:5... Oddly, another gentleman and I made bags with the identical bible verse etched onto them at around the same time! I saw his bag on the site about 6 months after I made this bag and shipped it to a customer in Tennessee. A cool coincidence.
Just like my historical portrayals, I like to make items that either a Native, Backwoodsmen, or a person of the settlements would have likely had. My main joy is making hunting pouches and their necessary accoutrements, but that doesn't limit me to other things I enjoy making.
Copy and photos supplied by Daniel Bosques. Daniel is Historical Interpreter/F.C.F. Minuteman Chptr./6th CR