parfleche definition

  • noun:
    • An untanned pet hide soaked in lye and liquid to remove the hair and dried on a stretcher.
    • a write-up, particularly a shield, manufactured from this conceal.
    • a type of stiff leather produced from rawhide
    • A shield, case or any other product made from this material
    • some sort of rawhide composed of conceal, esp. of this buffalo, that has been wet in crude wood-ash lye to get rid of the hairs, after which dried.
    • The conceal of an animal (ideally of a bull-buffalo) that hair was eliminated by soaking in water combined with wood-ashes, and that will be after that extended on a-frame in order to use the desired form, and allowed to dry.

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    • A portion was packed in parfleche
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