The cowhide is sinew sewn. This bag is in fair condition. There is significant bead-loss, surface wear, areas of staining, and a missing leather tassel. The owner has authorized us to lower the price from $500 to $450. This is a wonderful collecting opportunity. Acquired from a private collection in Washington, D.C. The owner inherited this item from her father, who was a geologist that worked in Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico.