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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Northern Plains 1866
Descriptions
tanned bison hide 29 bison rawhide 12 wood 4438
Names
parfleche 90
Date:
1870-1880
Dimensions:
width: 17.5 in, L: 27 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:
One large piece of rawhide, folded in on itself, then folded in half to form envelope. Three (3) sets of holes burned through top flap. Hide strips looped through on other side, for closure. Two (2) patches of hide in center of either top flap, with 12 holes punched through and hide strip looped through (uncertain of purpose). Inside on upper edge, a wood dowel is inserted and holes cut through top with two (2) long hide strips looped through for hanging or carrying. Plain exterior, very worn.
Accession Number:
NA.106.951

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