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Plains Bouquets

A number of floral designs I admire from our collections. Take special notice to the leather pouches used to hold silver dollars and other personal belongings by women and girls.

A Buffalo Bill Center of the West Virtual Exhibit
Curated by: Hunter Old Elk


NA.109.16
Northern Plains | Crow | bel...
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NA.109.16 | ca. 1890 | L: 4.25 in, width: 4.25 in | Gift of Max Wilde | Utensils and implements - Toilet Articles. Belt pouch - commercially tanned leather with fully beaded flap in overlay floral design, border lane. Beaded tassles with silver beads at top. Red print cloth lining. | na.109.16.jpg | NA.109.16.JPG | overlay | floral | belt pouch | commercially tanned | silver | Red | Tradecloth | seed | animal hide | Beads | Northern Plains | Crow

NA.109.41
Northern Plains | Crow | bel...
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NA.109.41 | ca. 1890 | L: 5.375 in, width: 5.875 in | Utensils and implements - Toilet Articles. Belt pouch - tanned, fully beaded front in overlay floral design, border lane along edge. | NA.109.41.JPG | na.109.41.jpg | floral | overlay | belt pouch | seed | deer hide | Beads | tanned | Northern Plains | Crow

NA.109.43
Northern Plains | belt pouch...
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NA.109.43 | ca. 1905 | L: 5.125 in, width: 5.375 in | Gift of Max Wilde | Utensils and implements - Toilet Articles. Object: Belt pouch - commercially tanned leather with fully beaded front in overlay floral design. | NA.109.43.JPG | na.109.43.jpg | overlay | floral | belt pouch | Beads | seed | commercially tanned | animal hide | Northern Plains

NA.109.14
Northern Plains | belt pouch...
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NA.109.14 | ca. 1900 | L: 6.5 in, width: 6 in | Utensils and implements - Toilet Articles. Belt pouch - commercially tanned leather with fully beaded flap in overlay floral design, border lane on flap and two on inside edge. Blue print cloth lining on flap. | NA.109.14.JPG | na.109.14.jpg | floral | overlay | belt pouch | Tradecloth | Beads | blue | commercially tanned | animal hide | seed | Northern Plains

NA.109.85
Plateau | belt pouch | deer ...
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NA.109.85 | ca. 1890 | L: 4.5 in, width: 4.5 in | Gift of Mr. & Mrs. George W. Fahr | Utensils and implements - Toilet Articles. Belt pouch - rawhide with fully beaded front flap in overlay multi-color floral design on blue background. Sewn with thread. Partial bead border on left edge of pouch. | na.109.85.jpg | floral | overlay | belt pouch | deer | Beads | seed | hide | thread | Plateau

NA.202.404
Crow | streamer | pouch tab ...
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NA.202.404 | ca. 1925 | pouch length: 5.625 in, pouch width: 5.5 in, belt width: 5.055 in, Belt Length: 29.5 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Beaded leather with red and white cloth backing. Belt; floral and butterfly design in orange, red, green, brown, white and blue on light blue ground. Leather ties. Pouch tab; beaded leather with rose pattern in blue, green, orange, yellow and brown on light blue ground. Streamer; beaded leather, two strings alternating green, red, blue and white. Blue at top, leather tie. | NA.202.404.A&B.JPG | NA.202.404.C.JPG | na.202.404.jpg | butterfly | rose | floral | stripes | streamer | pouch tab | belt | cloth | orange | light blue | White | seed | brown | green | leather | Beads | blue | yellow | tie | Red | Crow

NA.111.5
Northern Plains | Crow | cra...
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NA.111.5 | ca. 1915 | L: 41.75 in, bottom width: 5.5 in, H: 6 in, overall length: 45 in, overall width: 13 in | Irving H. "Larry" Larom Collection | Utensils and implements - Child Care, Training and Education. Object: Cradle - off white cotton with overlay beaded panel on top and bottom and body straps in floral design. Buckskin fringe on top and bottom. Small square shaped red glass beads on top fringe. Solid wooden frame in inverted `U' shape design. | na.111.5.jpg | NA.111.5.JPG | floral | cradle | glass | hide | deer | overlay | Tradecloth | seed | wood | Beads | Northern Plains | Crow

NA.111.59
Jennings, Vanessa | Kiowa | ...
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NA.111.59 | 1996 | L: 49 in, width: 9 in, depth: 8 in | Museum purchase with funds provided by the Pilot Foundation and Arthur Amiotte | Utensils and Implements, Child Care, Training and Education. Seed bead cradle laced to a wooden frame, sideboards extend beyong the length of the cradle. Silver studs in a star patteron embellish theh top of each board. Beadwork pattern is a ground of dusty pink, green leaves with blue centers on either side and multi-colored, geometric designs over the hood. All designs are outlined in white. The center lacing area and footrest are of hide, stained yellow. Hide fringe around bottom. Twenty strands of red Crow beads on white hide laces on the outside of the hood. The lining is black. The interior filling is covered with a yellow floral pattern on navy fabric. | NA.111.59Dk.JPG | NA.111.59dtl.JPG | na.111.59.jpg | NA.111.59.JPG | NA.111.59.jpg | floral | geometric | star | cradle | wood | metal | Cotton cloth | deer hide | glass beads | Jennings, Vanessa | Kiowa | Fort Cobb, Oklahoma

NA.202.79
Crow | Northern Plains | dre...
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NA.202.79 | ca. 1910 | overall length: 44.5 in, sleeve length: 18.375 in | Irving H. "Larry" Larom Collection | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Woman's -- Tanned, deer hide, with applique beaded floral design on front and back. Bead border lane along bottom and sleeve edge. Neck edge bound with red wool. Fringe along bottom edge and sleeves. | NA.202.79.JPG | na.202.79.jpg | floral | dress | cloth | wool | hide | trade | Red | Beads | tanned | deer | seed | Crow | Northern Plains

NA.202.391
Northern Plains | Crow | gau...
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NA.202.391 | 1935 | L: 8.5 in, width: 4.375 in, width including fringe: 6.25 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Buckskin with one side beaded; floral beaded pattern, green, red, blue, white and pink on light blue ground; green ribbon edge at top which extends into fringe; leather fringe on side. | na.202.391.jpg | NA.202.391.JPG | floral | gauntlets | White | Buckskin | light blue | ribbon | Red | green | Beads | blue | fringe | seed | pink | Northern Plains | Crow

NA.202.284
Northern Plains | Crow | Moc...
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NA.202.284 | ca. 1905 | L: 10.25 in, width: 3.75 in | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Irving H. Larom. | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Tanned, deer hide, fully beaded top in overlay floral design. Fringe along front edge of tongue tab and down center back. Rawhide soles. | NA.202.284.A&B.JPG | na.202.284.jpg | floral | Moccasins | seed | tanned | hide | rawhide | deer | soles | fringe | Beads | overlay | Northern Plains | Crow

NA.202.421
Moccasins | Beads | brown | ...
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NA.202.421 | L: 10.375 in, width: 4.25 in, H: 2.875 in | Gift of J.W. Duke Wellington | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Leather moccasins with rawhide soles, fringed rear seam. Fully beaded in floral pattern with tipis along the bottom and at cuffs. Beading is reds, browns, green, blue and white on turquoise ground. | na.202.421.jpg | tipis | floral | Moccasins | Beads | brown | Red | seed | green | White | blue | soles | fringe | rawhide | turquoise | leather

NA.202.94
Northern Plains | Sioux | su...
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NA.202.94 | ca. 1900 | L: 11 in, width: 7 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Tanned, deer hide, with wrapped quillwork decoration in floral and bird design, red and blue ribbons on bonnet, two single strand rows of seed beads in looped design along bottom. Lavender tradecloth along front edge and around bonnet. | NA.202.94A&B.JPG | na.202.94.jpg | bird design | floral | sun bonnet | tanned | porcupine | quills | hide | trade | Red | Ribbons | deer | lavender | blue | cloth | Beads | seed | Northern Plains | Sioux