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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Salish 189 Plateau 318
Descriptions
canvas 234 crepe 3 Beads 2617 Buckskin 430 applique 85
Names
handbag 20
Date:
ca. 1915-1920
Dimensions:
L: 9.25 in, width: 7.625 in
Credit Line:
Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot
Inscription:
Beadwork lettering in orange in lower right: A/HUMMER
Remarks:
Dress and Adornment, Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Rectangular with fully applique stitch beaded canvas front and back, front is beaded with small seed beads with a hummingbird in cut green, cut greasy blue, light geen and silver, three stalks of lilies in yellow, orange, cut greasy blue and red/white hearts, background is royal blue, beadwork lettering in orange in lower right. Back has 5 stepped diamond designs in medium sized seed beads in royal, yellow, green, dark red, small gold on a white background. Sides and bottom are bound with large seed beads in bands of royal pearly white and reddish orange, top edge is bound in light blue; lining is violet crepe; buckskin thong handles tacked inside upper front and back.
Publication:
The Anguish of Snails: Volume 2, Folklore in the West; by Barre Toelken; Utah State University Press, Logan Utah; 2003; page 99
Accession Number:
NA.203.825

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