Origin: Pueblo or Spanish Colonial
Date: 19th century
Media: Hide, likely buffalo
Dimensions: 12.5″ x 7.5″ x 7″ tall
Description: This box shows a great organic quality in how it has adjusted to all the use over the years. The entire box is a heavy hide, except for the four interior corners where wood supports are placed. There is a hide strap attached to the front and back to attach the box to a cart or side of a horse. The patina, as well as the roving shape of the surface, makes this a highly enigmatic object. The energy in it feels as if it’s a living thing. The lack of embellishment suggests that this may be Pueblo.
Restoration: Condition is as shown, overall very good with no restoration