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Plains Indian Museum

Plateau 318
copper bells 2 cotton thread 354 glass beads 689 tanned bison hide 29 tanned hide 162 cotton cloth 39
horse chest decoration 11
ca. 1880
width: 7 in, L: 54 in, ladle width: 4 in
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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
Strip of red wool cloth, backed with cotton ticking stripe fabric, edged in dark blue cotton satin fabric, all hand sewn. The whole is backed on two pieces of pieced seamed bison hide, edging goes over the hide. Bottom edge is edged with strips of tanned hide, looped through the hide. Hand sewn. Single piece making two strips hanging down. Strips have glass tube beads strung on each; colors change from grouping FL to FR – amber, red, black repeat. Approximately every 3rd to 4th string has small, oblong base copper bell attached. Floral design embroidered in seed beads on wool: white double row of beads along bottom in scroll pattern, with short vertical rows of green translucent beads all along the underside. Seven (7) single stem flowers on the down side of scroll, and four (4) flowers with single leave on either side of stem. In light blue, translucent clear, teal blue, pink, translucent purple, translucent gold. Five (5) boxes in light blue outline with three short vertical lines on bottom edge – pink, dark blue translucent. Two (2) holes on each side of edge for attaching.
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