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Plains Indian Museum

Salish 189
brass 1442 Beads 2617 cloth 876 leather 2024
purse 57
star 117 bulls eye
ca. 1930
purse height: 4.625 in, L: 6.375 in, purse width: .875 in, handle length: 9.5 in, diameter of handle: .25 in
Credit Line:
Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot
Dress and Adornment, Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Commerical leather purse with brass double ball clasp, upper edge and hinges, interior leather coin pouch attached to hinges at ends of brass frame has a box clasp, interior of purse and exterior of coin pouch are lined with tan cloth. One side of purse is almost fully beaded (applique stitch) with a "bulls eye" in clear dark red- clear green-royal blue on a white and milk white ground with lower edge beaded in royal blue. Other side is almost fully beaded (applique stitch) with a five point star of greasy yellow with dark green outline and light blue circular center transposed over a five point star of royal blue with dark green outline on a white and milk white ground with lower edged beaded in royal blue. Handle (B) is a rolled strip of cloth fully wrap beaded in bands of opalescent white, red/white hearts, faceted gold, navy blue, faceted gold, red/white hearts, opalescent white, cloth ends loop through brass stud fixtures on one side of purse frame. Handle is inside purse.
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