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Cryer Creek Collection Vintage Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag
HK Item #CC02

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Vintage Beaded Medicine Bag from the Cryer Creek Collection

  • 11 1/2" from top of bag to bottom of cones
  • 4 1/2 " bag length
  • 3" wide at top
  • 3 1/2" wide at bottom
Vintage, Pre-owned, one of the long cones is missing.

Vintage Beaded Medicine Bag from the Cryer Creek Collection

Vintage Beaded Medicine Bag from the Cryer Creek Collection

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Vintage Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag

HK Item #CC02 - $195 plus s/h

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Paula says: "This medicine bag came from a collection of a man who collected Comanche beadwork. There was a paper inside the bag with a Comanche woman's name and address. We don't know if she was the maker or a previous owner. The bag shows signs of being Native American made but since we have no documentation with the bag we are selling it as a vintage beaded bag."

Vintage Beaded Medicine Bag from the Cryer Creek Collection

Vintage Beaded Medicine Bag from the Cryer Creek Collection

The top laces come through to secure the bag opening.


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What is a Strike-A-Light bag?

Native American women would tie a bag like this under their apron and would carry in it items necessary for making a fire. This would usually consist of flint, a "Strike-a-Light" which is a special steel plate to use with the flint for creating sparks to start a fire, and tinder (such as dry moss or rabbit fur) to catch the sparks and start the fire.

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The jewelry and artifacts in this collection were gathered by a man born in 1933 and who has been collecting for over 60 years. He has a great love of Native American people, their culture and customs and their art. Living and working most of his life in Texas, he has been particularly drawn to Lakota, Comanche, Apache, Pueblo, Navajo and Zuni pieces. We will be listing items from his collection over the next year, so keep an eye on the Newly Listed Items page.

Our Rescue Mission
Native American Indian Jewerly and Artifacts

Native American Jewelry blog tips and informationWe are in the vintage Native American jewelry rescue business and are passionate about finding new homes for used and vintage jewelry and artifacts. That's why we purchase Native American pieces from estates, inheritances, collection downsizing and New Old Stock (NOS) inventory from closed stores.

Often people contact us after taking a box of Native American jewelry to their local pawn shop and find that a pawn shop is mainly interested in melt value of the metals and not in preserving the beautiful historic pieces. To hear that people have considered selling these treasures for melt value makes us truly sad.

Melt value is usually far below what we would offer for the jewelry. Yet we can't pay retail price for items because of the time and cost involved in finding new homes for them. We have to research, often repair and restore the jewelry, photograph and list each item on our website, and sometimes hold pieces in inventory for years until the right buyer comes along.

We hope you'll find something special in our vintage shop that will complete yet another circle of our jewelry re-homing mission.

Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance.
30 years or older.
New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
An item that has been used.

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