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Plains Indian Museum

Salish 189 Plateau 318
canvas 234 leather 2024 glass beads 689
hand bag 2
floral 651 mountains 29
ca. 1915
width: 7.75 in
Credit Line:
Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot
Dress and Adornment, Personal and Ritual Regalia. Beaded hand bag. Fully applique stitch beaded leather body and attached canvas strap handle. One side has a 5 petal flower with clear dark rose petals outlined in light orange and light orange center outlined in greasy blue. Yellow branching stems with clear amber circles and green leaves. Background is mixed light blues. Edges bound in light blue with 2 long pink bands. At base of handles are 3 connected triangle navy blue mountains bordered on top in clear red. Other side has a 9 petal sunflower with large yellow center and clear dark rose petals outlined in clear amber. Light orange branching and curling stems with 3 clusters of 3 green leaves. Light blue background and edge binding. At base of handle are 3 extended and connected triangle "mountains" in navy blue with clear red top and side borders. Background is mixed ight blues. Multicolored beaded single strand fringe at bottom. Lining is pink with gold sheen fabric and has a small square pocket machine stitched to each side.
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