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Plains Indian Museum

yarn 210 Beads 2617 grosgrain 9 lazy stitch 368 cotton 256 red/white hearts 133 ribbon 206 brown 254 flannel 17 heavy 25 leather 2024 Moccasins thread 225 Red 1061 miniature rawhide 1018
purse 57
vertical 10 triangles 289 bars 20 White 64 striped 31 blue 24 rectangles 50
ca. 1895
L: 10 in
Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Beaded purse - front is lazy stitch beaded over leather with 2 vertical bars of alternating triangles in cobalt blue, yellow and green bordered by 2 rows of white with cobalt blue interspersed every 7 or 8 beads bordered by red/white hearts triangles on a white ground with cobalt blue and red/white hearts small rectangles in vertical lines left, right and center; edges are bound with red cotton; bottom trimmed with dangles of clear and dark blue basket beads (some of the clear are painted green inside), each dangle has a tassle of red yarn at the end; back is of some stiff material (rawhide?) covered with cotton flannel in a gold, red, orange, burgundy and olive print; top inside edge of back is bound with red cotton; lining front and back is blue and white striped cotton; handle is dark blue and clear basket beads strung on a leather thong; attached to handle with faded blue grosgrain ribbon are 2 miniature leather moccasins connected by a heavy brown thread.
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