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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866 Arapaho 103 Cheyenne 264
dye 189 glass beads 689 metal cones 39 sinew 620 cotton thread 354 tanned hide 570 Horse Hair 108 porcupine quills 146
storage bags 7
ca. 1865
L: 15.25 in, wide at widest point: 23.75 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
Envelope of tanned hide, front decorated with 13 horizontal bands of red and purple(?) dyed porcupine quillwork done in one-quill, two thread rows, but 3 of which are triple rows. Top flap and two side edges beaded in glass seed beads, lazy stitch, sinew sewn, in white, dark blue, yellow, tomato red geometric designs in bars, boxes and triangles. Metal cones with horse hair inserts hang from leather near beaded areas and from 3 long ties on flap. Beaded panel on flap is an added piece, sewn with sinew, in darker hide.
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