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Accession Number:
NA.403.221
Makers
Blackfoot, Kainai, Canada
Descriptions
cotton thread, tanned hide, silk ribbon, glass beads, common raven feathers
Names
horse mask
Date:
ca. 1870
Dimensions:
width: 20 in, L: 13 in
Credit Line:
The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe
Remarks:
Fully beaded mask bordered or fringed in feathers - typical of Blackfoot or Blackfeet. "Star" on either side, as well as "boxed hourglass." yellow looped beads at eye holes = "Thunder" Feat in book, "American Indian Horse Masks," 206. by Michael Condrey, pg. 31.

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