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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Northern Plains 1866
Descriptions
velvet cloth 8 Cotton cloth 154 Willow 104 sinew 620 wool cloth 199 glass beads 689 cotton string 20 cotton thread 354
Names
Backrest 30
Date:
ca. 1930s
Dimensions:
L: 60.5 in, wide at widest point: 31.5 in, width of narrowest point: 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:
Willow branches stripped, graduated in length - short to long/top to bottom- and bound together down center with interwoven sinew in a triangle shape. Sides and top are bound with burgundy velvet cloth approx. 2" W - hand stitched and cotton burlap edging. Very top has triangle shaped hanging tab in blue wool cloth, with red wool V'd accent cloth, outlined in double row of med blue seed beads, with cotton fabric backing edged in beige cotton burlap type cloth. Additional decorative back cover - 22 ½" L in blue wool cloth, backed in plain cotton muslin, edged on entire perimeter in salmon cotton satin cloth, leather fringe on top and bottom, large abstract floral design on wool in glass seed beads.
Accession Number:
NA.302.262

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