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Plains Indian Museum

Montana 236 Apsáalooke 51 Northern Plains 1866 Crow 493
wood 4438 cotton thread 354 glass beads 689 tanned hide 570 commercial canvas 7
cradle 58
early 20th century
width: 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
Long, oblong wooden board slightly rounded each end, covered in pieced canvas, two pieces in center area overlap to form a cocoon-like bag. Four pieces of 7"L beaded (on) hide - two on each side - overlap and tie to surround the cloth bag. Heavily beaded 9 ¾" L overlay on top of board, and 5" L beaded overlay on bottom section. 9"L fringe inserted/sewn into canvas on the upper semi-circle board; 7"L fringe on bottom rounded section. Beaded areas have seed bead design in typical Crow style geometric patterns hourglasses, squares, triangles, lines. Also includes faceted and basket beads in dark blue and green. Others are peacock blue, turquoise blue, rust orange, rose, pink, red, med. blue, yellow, dark green, light green, and white. The flaps are edged in dark blue faceted beads in lace style. Plain canvas verso, with leather strap all the way through the board and canvas for carrying.
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As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Plains Indian Museum.
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