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I looked at types of dye. Thought of steeping a bunch of tea and soaking it in that. Or just go out and get er dirty. Will see what happens
(John Ferdinand Dalziel Smyth, *Tour In The United States; The Present Situation, Population, Agriculture, Commerce, Customs, Manners And A Description Of The Indian Nations", V1 & 2, 1784

Describing the dress of Carolina backwoodsmen:

"Their hunting, or rifle shirts, they have also died [sic] in variety of colours, some yellow, others red, some brown and many wear them quite white.

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I’m thinking white wasn’t white for long. Smoke and dirt, grimy hands rubbed on after work.
I wonder that ‘white’ was just plain tow colored.
That style was sometimes seen with fringe a different color then the body.
A camp or too will color it well.
 

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Went to the junk store today and found the leather bag for my muzz gear for $10
"Leather bags" from thrift stores mostly seem to look like what they are, a purse, BUT yours looks like and probably is a black powder pouch. So well done. You may want to look at hitting the outside with some mink oil.

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Nice start now go hunting, run around the woods a bit, get some grime and blood stains, fall in a creek build a Smokey fire and sit close to it. All joking aside the more you use your kit the better it will patina. I would not dye it at all using it will get you the look you are after. Even way back when things were new.
 

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