The pemmican pouch

Trying to get a little bit traditional

A black, white, dark brown, and rawhide yellow pemmican pouch.
So, as I've said in other places, I am drawn to indigenous culture, and their way of life. So, around early 2020, when I had gotten a pile of scrap pieces of leather, I started making all kinds of... well, leather pouches, because I have a pile of scraps to sew together :D, and wanted a pile of pouches for various things.

The first pouch that came was the seed pouch, which was followed quickly by the tobacco pouch, and then my first attempt at a pemmican pouch which turned out too small to hold much. Then came this guy, which has yes, been used to carry pemmican ^_^

I have to say, I thought the grease would soak through or something, since pemmican is basically held together and preserved by the lard it's mixed with. Nope... gotta say leather is an incredible material. It hasn't soaked through, despite several tests of 'leaving it in there as long as possible', more or less until some pemmican balls dried out entirely. Barely a fleck on the inside of the pouch, and easily scrubbed back to normal. The fat has not stained through, and I am pleased ^_^

My recipe (I dunno, I wanna be tribal or something):

Meat, smashed to dust
Berries, smashed to dust
Lard, mix

Don't worry, I talked to the Ancestors, They're fine with this, if not a little bemused.

So anyways, my pemmican pouch. They are *incredible* little balls of energy, tasty! The flavour of the berries in there, and this dense chewable ball of flavour. It's awesome stuff.

February 2020
The striped section of the front, and the top flap above, still as uncut scraps sewn together, sitting on top of Kabutroid's Engineering calculus textbook.The front, with stripes runnign black, white, brown, from topleft to bottomright, with the jagged front flap folded down, the shoulder strap trailing above.
The front flap open, showing the full stripes, it almost looks like the bag is cheering.The back of the pouch, with vertical running white dark brown and white stripes, and a tiny K . T . in the bottom left of the dark brown.

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