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Plains Indian Museum

Arapaho 103 Plains 566
snail shells glass beads 689 pigment 539 ochre 31 cotton thread 354 tanned hide 570
paint bag 8
ca. 1890
L: 7 in, wide at widest point: 3.5 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
Tanned hide, seamed together to make bag with small, gathered opening. Hide string used as tie with two small snail shells attached at top. Fringe attached to bottom. Fully beaded on both lower panels, and up the two sides to the opening. Panels are majority white seed beads triangular stepped tipis in dark blue with yellow, red and faceted clear and grey in center of door. On both sides, two stacked top to bottom with red white heart box with dark blue bars either end and light blue bar in center between the tipis. Lower sides are dark blue and light blue striped boxes. Upper side seams are white majority with red white heart, yellow boxes and yellow red striped center bar. Bag is covered with ochre. Loose ochre in bag.
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