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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866
tanned hide 162 rawhide 1018 pigment 539 dyed horse hair 63 dyed porcupine quills 86 leather 2024 tin cones 81 porcupine quills 146 sinew 620 cotton cloth 39 quills 403
blanket strip 31 disk 6
ca. 1900
diameter of disc: 8.25 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
Quilled disk for blanket or hide decoration. Disk has six (6) concentric rings of dyed porcupine quills in triangular sections of pink, purple, yellow, and green, outer ring alternating bands of natural colored (un-dyed) and purple quills. Two (2) rawhide tassel strips attached at center with hide thong. Tassels wrapped in red quills, with small band of yellow and natural quills. Tin cones with red horsehair attached to ends of tassels. Small cloth tab sewn to top of disk.
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