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Plains Indian Museum

Crow 493 Apsáalooke 51 Montana 236
tanned hide 570 cotton twine 51 Cotton cloth 154 cotton thread 354 glass 581 Horse Hair 108 dye 189 Beads 2617
bridle 34 sallong
ca. 1930
L: 12.375 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
Keyhole design sallong for horse's browband of bridle. Possibly one piece of tanned hide, fully beaded, and backed in cotton cloth. Perimeter of top circle is edged in 43 bunches of yellow dyed horsehair, looped though tanned hide, and threaded together with cotton twine on the verso. Bottom edge of keyhole strip also edged in same horsehair bunches - 14. Top circle of keyhole is Crow style geometric, 4 quarter circle, with center bull's eye in black surrounded in yellow seed beads. Top and bottom seed bead designs are bright green with red center stripe with white box. Right and left quarters are turquoise blue with center rectangles in dark blue edged in orange seed beads. Edging is single line of blue beads with orange sections on the 4 quarters. Bottom length of keyhole is majority dusty rose with elongated, narrow vertical triangle in powder blue with V cut outs at top and bottom in yellow, all outlined in single bead row of green. Leather loop tie at top on verso for hanging.
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