- a rawhide that has been dried after having been soaked in a solution of lye and water to remove the hair.
- an article or object, as a case, pouch, etc., made of such rawhide.
Origin of parfleche
Examples from the Web for parfleche
Historical Examples of parfleche
“The Sioux had parfleche soles to all their moccasins,” said John, wisely.The Young Alaskans on the Missouri
The painted tongue and then the others are placed on the parfleche.
La Luna sat near her brother, sewing “parfleche” soles upon a pair of moccasins.The Scalp Hunters
Then everybody began to sing hard, and four young men pounded with sticks on a parfleche, in time to the music.When Buffalo Ran
George Bird Grinnell
The parfleche of tongues and other paraphernalia are brought out by the attending women and put down beside the couple.
- a sheet of rawhide that has been dried after soaking in lye and water to remove the hair
- an object, such as a case, made of this