rawhide purse with colorful designs


New Skills Saturday: Rawhide Parfleche Bag

Join Austin Box and Debora Box of the Southern Ute Tribe to make a traditional parfleche bag. A parfleche is made of tough, folded rawhide. Parfleche, or rawhide, was traditionally prepared by cleaning and de-hairing the skin and then by stretching it and allowing it to dry in the sun. Austin and Debora have continued the tradition and will teach you how to create your own traditional Parfleche Bag.