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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Northern Plains 1866 Sioux 990
Descriptions
dyed porcupine quills 86 tin cones 81 tanned hide 570 dyed horse hair 63 cotton thread 354 feather fluffs 49
Names
pipe bag 105
Date:
1870-1890
Dimensions:
bag length: 23.25 in, width: 6.75 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:
One piece of darker colored tanned hide, folded in half and seamed to make tube. Top portion is plain except for single row of quills along top edge in dark green with orange squares interspersed. One side has single width strip on both edges in red with strip boxes of black, orange, green, cream. Further down on the top portion are two striped single width lines striped in green red, purple that are met at the top by two sets - 4 total - tin cones with red dyed horse hair inserts. One side has rawhide strand attached wrapped in red majority quills with purple loop at top and ending in tin cones with red feather fluff inserts. Mid-section is heavily quilled almost seeming to wrap around with red background, black and white stacked, quilled boxes on both edges. Design on one side is cream, purple, orange square or box with four triangles projecting from each corner in cream with black boxed edges and green box in center, and two green lines in center pointing both directions. Opposite side is purple prong on either side of rounded oblong shape in orange with green center line and black boxes on outline. Lower section is rawhide slats with red majority and two (2) black boxes with four small orange squares inset, with vertical long black line forked on top with four orange boxes inset. Hide fringe
Accession Number:
NA.504.392

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