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Plains Indian Museum

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Plains 566
Descriptions
cotton twine 51 tanned hide 570 yarn 210 cotton 256 tin cones 81 wire 139 wood 4438
Names
model tipi 8
Date:
ca. 1970
Dimensions:
H: 16.5 in, Diameter: 39.75 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
Remarks:
Beige cotton polyester jersey cover wrapped around peeled twigs, which are attached to a metal ring base with cotton twine at each pole. Wooden lacing pins, smoke flaps held down with cotton twine. Three tin cones around the exterior with rust colored yarn inserts, attached with cotton thread. Tipi door is 5 ¼"L x 3 ¾" W piece of striped woven upholstery fabric in rusts, whit, dark grey. Tanned hide strips are attached to tops of tipi poles for decoration. Further research needed. Check pg.153 of Hau, Kola! See images in file for NA.506.153 of above mentioned image - numerous similarities exist in construction and design of tipi and dolls. Possibly made by Ben Pease, Crow artist.
Accession Number:
NA.506.147

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