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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866
dyed porcupine quills 86 glass beads 689 cotton thread 354 dyed horse hair 63 metal cones 39 tanned hide 570 sinew 620
storage bags 7
20th century
L: 16 in, width: 21.5 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
Tanned hide in envelope shape with flap. Front decorated with 9 rows (group of 4, 3 single, group 4, 3 single, group 4) of red, purple, yellow quillwork on either side of large block of quillwork with opposing "cut-outs" or triangles. Orange background, purple, cream, red quills. Two side edges beaded in light blue, red, white seed beads, lazy stitch in bars and boxes design. Metal cones with dyed hors hair inserts on either side panel - 14 left front - 16 right front. Top flap is sewn on with three holes (for ties?), 3 leather ties on front bottom - longest in center. Plain verso.
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