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Plains Indian Museum

Plains 566
abalone 33 cotton thread 354 otter hide 13 Cotton cloth 154 tanned hide 570 shell 87 pigment 539
bandolier 25
early 20th century
L: 37.25 in, width: 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
Two separate otter hides including heads and tails, tanned, fur on, bound together at top with black cotton cloth, stitched together in two spots towards bottom so it can be draped over person's head. Stitched with dark cotton thread in first spot towards bottom; second spot is laced through tightly with tanned hide stipe and 2" dia. abalone shell and 1" dia. carved piece of plain shell. Two (2) pieces of 2 ½" dia. abalone shell attached with hide strip on either side towards lower section. Ochered on the verso - tanned side.
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