Sunday, June 15, 2014

2014 CLA Live Auction: Robert Pawling Native American Style Bag

Robert Pawling is a CLA artisan specializing in dyed porcupine quill embroidery of many kinds done on braintanned deerskins to produce 18th C. Northeast Native accoutrements. 

Bob has extended his style a bit in keeping with this years auction theme of westward expansion.  Bob has produced a bag like the indians of the western plains and mountains were producing in the period of early contact. It would be appropriate for a hunter/scout/trapper anytime in the first quarter of the 19th century.   This bag is constructed of brain tanned deerskin with the lining and the flap of antique upholstery material.  The white beads are old trade beads, and the front panel is decorated with dyed porcupine quills in line quilling and zigzag methods.  The bag is sewn with artificial sinew and modern dyes were used on some quills.

Robert has graciously donated this bag with its excellent craftsmanship and style to support the continued efforts of the CLA  who use these funds support too promote the modern artists who make the contemporary longrifles and related accoutrements.

Contact Robert Pawling at:

789 East Main St.
Poultney, VT 05764
phone number: 802-287-9734

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