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Plains Indian Museum

Plateau 318 Nez Perce 138
native tanned 3 wool cloth 199 thread 225 Cotton cloth 154 pony 43 sinew 620 buffalo hide 28 glass beads 689 seed 1420
bandolier bag 3
keyhole 2 geometric 807 hourglass 62 diagonal 39 triangles 289 squares 40 clover 2 Diamond 223 rectangle 47 yellow 12 stripes 197 blue 24 flower 37
ca. 1870
L: 55 in, bottom width: 19.25 in
Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Bandolier bag - Indian tanned buffalo hide shoulder strap fully seed beaded, each end beaded with a yellow diamond with a center bar of pink bordered in navy blue, diamond then outlined in red/white hearts and a single row of white on a navy blue rectangle bordered with a single row of white, flanked top and bottom with light blue squares (one top square is 2 different shades of light blue), both edges have a band of white that continues the length of the strap, center sections of each side are totally beaded in white except for 4 long tapered inserts of red wool tradecloth, top of strap is beaded in same design as ends but rectangle is clear medium blue and light blue squares have a single row of navy blue beads at outside edge; sinew sewn between strap ends in an incompletely tanned buffalo hide pouch with rectangular front fully beaded with a center bar of pink, light blue and navy blue diagonal stripes on white double hourglass ground bordered with clear medium blue, side triangles have yellow stripes on a light blue ground then a white border, top and bottom borders have white corners then yellow and navy blue triangles, back of pouch is cut with 2 triangular points that extend beyond top of front; bottom flap is red wool tradecloth with 1 large and 2 small holes patched with red wool tradecloth, at center are 2 navy wool tradecloth `keyhole' designs with white pony beaded borders around bottom of `keyholes' and a beaded triangle at the top of each `hole', sides of flap are bound with fine weave green wool machine sewn with dark thread, bottom edge is overlaid with a band of white and green wool tradecloth machine sewn all around with dark thread; back of strap has randomly placed white and light blue seed beads; back of flap is patched at top left with a small rectangle of red cotton, lining of white cotton with a blue stripe and small geometric print, backing of maroon loose weave cotton with a white `clover flower' pattern, lining and backing hand sewn to flap with red thread.
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