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Plains Indian Museum

Salish 189 Plateau 318
canvas 234 smoked 60 applique 85 Beads 2617 Buckskin 430
purse 57
early 1900's
open length: 8.875 in, width: 5.25 in
Credit Line:
Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot
Dress and Adornment- Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Beaded clutch purse. Oblong canvas front flap and back fully applique stitch beaded, front flap beaded in vertical rows with a cut clear/white hearts X over a cut clear dark orange hexagon on a cut iridescent copper background, back beaded with a 5 petal flower in dark orange and cut clear/white hearts outlined in cut clear turquoise with 2 leaves in cut clear green and cut clear/white hearts and a stem in cut clear green on a horizontally beaded background of cut iridescent copper, outer edge border all around of 3 rows cut silver beads. Lining of flap and back is dark yellow lining material, front of pocket is smoked buckskin with a separate sewn on zigzag cut edging, outer edge of pocket and inner flap are trimmed with a single row of yellow beads.
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