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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Northern Plains 99
Descriptions
tanned bison hide 29 glass beads 689 cotton thread 354 sinew 620
Names
saddle blanket 48
Date:
1975-1999
Dimensions:
wide at widest point: 40 in, L: 31 in
Credit Line:
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
Remarks:
unfinished composite piece, newer in age, hide has smoky smell (indication of newness) and no aging to it. Piece of tanned bison hide (wider at one end, narrower at opposite), raw edges, partially completed. Glass pony beds on hide strips (4”W) attached to three (3) partial edges in majority white with intermittent stripes of wide black with thinner red lines on either side. Some newer beads intermixed with older. The attached beaded strips are hand sewn in large stitches with cotton thread. Attached self-fringed tabs (13 ½”L) with three (3) narrow stripes of white with same stripe pattern as larger hide strips.
Accession Number:
NA.403.302

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