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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Northern Plains 1866 Lakota 107
Descriptions
dyed horse hair 63 dyed porcupine quills 86 cotton thread 354 sinew 620 tanned hide 570 tin cones 81 glass beads 689
Names
tobacco bag 57
Date:
1890-1930
Dimensions:
L: 17 in, Base Width: 6.5 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
Remarks:
Three or more pieces of hide made into long triangle shape, seamed on both sides, beaded/quilled panel inserted, and a small top portion, with narrow opening that is more recent repair with new hide string as drawstring, and appears machine stitched don hem with black cotton thread. Panel is outlined in glass seed beads in 3/8" W border majority white with small boxes interspersed of dark blue, red white heart, and green beads. The center of the panel is 13 horizontal single rows of red dyed quills with center boxes of cream outside with blue squares that form a large V pattern vertically. Bottom section is 2"L rawhide slats quill wrapped in red majority with six (6) long vertical boxes of cream with single purple vertical line. Row of 3"L hide fringe attached, overlaid on top with tin cones inserted with dark red dyed horse hair. Plain on verso. Seems to be a composite piece.
Accession Number:
NA.504.401

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