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Plains Indian Museum

South Dakota 248 Rosebud Sioux 2 Northern Plains 1866
porcupine quills 146 metal cones 39 rawhide 1018 feather fluffs 49 cotton thread 354 canvas 234 glass beads 689 tanned hide 570
storage bags 7
ca. 1890
L: 14.75 in, width: 12 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
Cloth bag folded into vertical rectangle shape with flap on top short side. 12 full rows and 2 partial rows of red, purple, yellow dyed porcupine quills in two-thread, one-quill diagonally sewn. Red feather fluff remnant (1) at color change intersections in quills. Seamed flap has 3 rows of varied colored quill work. Flap and sides are outlined in ½" W beaded strip in sky blue alternating with dark blue boxes with gold center in seed beads. Flap has only 3 remaining sets of 2 metal cones w/ feather fluff insert attached to 1 ½" strips of colored rawhide, with 1 blue seed bead; otherwise plain colored rawhide strips remain on flap with cotton thread. Short leather tie on LF lower corner. Plain verso.
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