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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Northern Plains 1866
Descriptions
wool cloth 199 pigment 539 Cotton cloth 154 glass beads 689 sinew 620 Willow 104 tanned hide 570
Names
Backrest 30
Date:
ca. 1950s
Dimensions:
L: 59.5 in, wide at widest point: 33.5 in, width of narrowest point: 10 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 bottom layer of cotton cloth, covered by blue cloth, approx. 2" W - hand stitched. Cloth edge cover on recto has additional 1"W salmon colored commercial cotton trim, machine sewn. Cloth hang tab at top 14 ½" total L with 4"L tanned hide fringe. Same blue cloth with red wool scalloped overlay, backed in pink cotton, with calico commercial trim edging, machine stitched. The red scallop is edged in white glass seed beads. Two red painted lines down center of willow frame - 4 crosses on each side. Additional tanned hide hang tab underneath cloth design.
Accession Number:
NA.302.263

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