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Plains Indian Museum

Nez Perce 138
twine 40 cornhusk 11 string 175 flannel 17 Buckskin 430
pouch 106
pyramids 8 diamonds 119 horizontal lines 8 zigzag 91
ca. 1900
open length: 10.625 in, width: 5.75 in
Credit Line:
Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot
Dress and Adornment, Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Foundation of woven string, reinforced with a few rows of twine at bottom edge, overwrapped with natural corn husks and colored yarns. Front flap has a zigzag edged diamond design in maroon-cream-medium blue-pink-light blue-orange; near lower edge is a single maroon line with four maroon pyramids suspended from it; edge is bound with pink flannel. Front of pouch has a zigzag edged diamond design in violet-orange-lime green with a center cross in violet and orange; at both sides are zigzag lines of violet triangles; at top edge is a double line of kelly green with four kelly green pyramids suspended from it; top edge is bound with pink flannel. Back side has four horizontal lines, two are violet-green-violet and two are maroon-pink-maroon; two buckskin thongs are tied through upper back to form belt loops. Front flap ties to bottom edge with buckskin thongs.
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