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Buffalo Bill Museum

Makers
Northern Plains 1866
Descriptions
buffalo hide 28 Beads 2617 Buckskin 430 pigment 539 braintanned 68 sinew 620
Names
tobacco bag 57
Subjects
eagle 68 American flag 13 triangles 289
Date:
1870'S
Dimensions:
L: 28 in, width: 5.5 in
Credit Line:
Museum purchase - Gift of Buffalo Bill Cody to Fanny K. Schloss; acquired from Frederick K. Schloss
Remarks:
Braintanned buckskin upper portion in 4 pieces each with "tail" folded to outside at top. Fold wrap beaded in white, green, yellow, clear pink and black. Tails painted green and edges are lazy stitch beaded in white, green, yellow, clear pink, black and navy blue. Lower half of upper portion has a beaded Aemrican flag motif on a yellow, pink and green flagpole with a butterscotch, white, clear pink and black leaf on each quarter. Bottom of bag is braintanned buffalo with a mostly contour beaded eagle in yellow, clear pale green, clear pink, turquoise blue, butterscotch and royal blue on a lazy stitch beaded background of white with red and yellow triangles at top and bottom and red and clear pale green blocks at sides. Double row of buckskin fringes sewn at bottom of bag. Original sewing and beadwork done with sinew, repairs to various cotton threads.
Accession Number:
1.69.2742

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Buffalo Bill Museum.
If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.


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