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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866
Willow 104 cotton thread 354 tanned hide 570 sinew 620 wool cloth 199 pigments 40
Backrest 30
mid 20th century
L: 56.5 in, wide at widest point: 32.5 in, width of narrowest point: 10 in
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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
Willow branches, stacked in triangle formation, woven down center with sinew; bound on top and sides with two layers of wool cloth, dark blue under, covered with red wool, hand stitched to willow with heavy cotton thread. Eight (8) 1 ¼" W strips of red wool looped through mid-center of willow branches in geometric pattern. At top is hang tab of tanned hide, self-fringed at bottom painted in geometric pattern with triangles and small dots in pink, green, gold and outlined in dark red. Tied to top with hide strip ties.
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