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Plains Indian Museum

Plains 566
cotton thread 354 buffalo fur 7 feather fluffs 49 Beads 2617 yarn 210 ermine 119 tanned hide 570 Cotton cloth 154
bag 239
ca. 1900
L: 24.5 in, wide at top: 7 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
separate cotton cloth pieces ( one navy with cream pin stripes, one in a brown checkered plaid, one in blue and cream checkered pattern) sewn together with cotton thread to make bag. Outside recto has a square section of tanned hide with hair still present and self-fringed. A red wool cloth section is sewn to top and has ermine strands in 3 ties on front with one central black bead/button. Top is decorated with one line of blue velvet trim. Strap is made with red yarn and is tied onto the bag with hide string. One blue bead is on one of the hide strings. 3 sections of the bag strap are wrapped with ermine fur. Ermine tails hang from either side and have feather fluff inserts at ends. Red wool cloth fringe around 3 edges of bag. Lower fringe consists of this red wool cloth, ermine tails, and the self-fringe from the hide section.
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