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Plains Indian Museum

Salish 189
Beads 2617 brain tanned 9 Buckskin 430 sinew 620 brass 1442
pad saddle 11
rectangles 50 triangles 289 leather 4 commerical
ca. 1900
L: 22 in, width: 16 in, depth: 3.375 in
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Credit line: Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R.Simplot.
Transportation, Land Transportation. Brain-tanned buckskin pad saddle, sinew sewn construction; beaded rosettes on fronts of pads have two triangles in black, white and red/white hearts on a pink background ringed with clear opalescent beads; beaded rosettes on backs of pads have dark blue triangles and yellow rectangles with black semi-circles on pink background ringed with clear and clear opalsescent beads; front edges have a band of black and clear or milk white triangles, back side edges have a band of black and clear or opalescent triangles, back edges have a band of white and turquoise triangles; attached at front and back sides with three pair of brass beaded buckskin thong ties are fully beaded square tabs with diamond designs in black, pink, dark blue, navy blue and truquoise with black and clear or opalescent triangle band borders, buckskin fringes at bottom edges are trimmed with large basket beads in clear, milk white, periwinkle blue, black teal and red tabs are backed with red and white ivy patterned jacquard and bound in green woven braid; commerical leather straps hold 2 cinch rings on each side of saddle, burlap cinch strap has commerical leather tie straps.
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