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Plains Indian Museum

Plains 566
parfleche 19 porcupine guard hair tanned hide 570 commercial wire mirror 31 porcupine quills 146 Cotton cloth 154 deer hair 7 feather 171 Horse Hair 108 feather fluffs 49 safety pin 2 glass beads 689 twine 40 metal cones 39
medallion 39 roach 22
ca. 1910
L: 13.25 in, width: 3 in, H: 6 in
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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
Porcupine guard hair, dyed deer hair (red) plaited to form outer 12 outer rows of U-shaped base; center of base is dark and light hair woven into long, narrow strips. Hide strips pass through from top to bottom to tie under chin. On one side of upper portion attached with wire is: a single fluff feather with green tube bead at base; a beaded medicine wheel in orange, red, dark green and turquoise seed beads, strung and wrapped around a hide form; a 1 ½" dia. mirror attached to dark brown and white horsehair disc both on a 1 ½" dia. parfleche base attached with a safety pin to a second disc of brown and white horsehair woven around colored twine. On other side at top is 3 porcupine quill wrapped strips in red, yellow, white and light purple, with 5 metal cones and 5 red feather fluffs inserted, and attached to roach with wire.
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