Mahota Textiles forked eye pattern purse leather strap cotton Chickasaw Nation native american symbols culture
Southeast relics reveal the forked eye as a Southeast Ceremonial Complex cultural motif of the Mississippian region, once part of the Chickasaw tribal homelands. Members of this widespread system of tribes with similar spiritual beliefs were early artisans who rendered the forked eye to represent beings that lived in an Upper World. They may be bi-forked or tri-forked designs around the eyes, or zigzag lines down the cheeks, suggesting preternatural qualities of watchfulness and power
Southeast relics reveal the forked eye as a Southeast Ceremonial Complex cultural motif of the Mississippian region, once part of the Chickasaw tribal homelands. Members of this widespread system of tribes with similar spiritual beliefs were early artisans who rendered the forked eye to represent beings that lived in an Upper World. They may be bi-forked or tri-forked designs around the eyes, or zigzag lines down the cheeks, suggesting preternatural qualities of watchfulness and power

Forked Eye Purse

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Mahota Textiles is the first tribally owned textile company. We draw our inspiration from our Southeastern heritage, creating elevated and meaningful textiles designed in Oklahoma and woven in the USA.  

Every Mahota textile is designed in Oklahoma by Chickasaw tribal artists and woven from natural materials. 

 

Southeast relics reveal the forked eye as a Southeast Ceremonial Complex cultural motif of the Mississippian region, once part of the Chickasaw tribal homelands.

Members of this widespread system of tribes with similar spiritual beliefs were early artisans who rendered the forked eye to represent beings that lived in an Upper World. They may be bi-forked or tri-forked designs around the eyes, or zigzag lines down the cheeks, suggesting preternatural qualities of watchfulness and power.

 

Each purse is cut from a different portion of the full blanket pattern, making them all unique! No two purses will look the same! 

Exterior: 100% Egyptian Cotton
Interior: Cotton Canvas
Strap: 100% Genuine Leather