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Saddlebag

Object Number:
58-19-1
Current Location:
Native American Voices
Culture:
Cheyenne (uncertain)
Provenience:
Great Plains
Culture Area:
Great Plains
Date Made:
1830-1850
Early Date:
1830
Late Date:
1850
Section:
American
Materials:
Buffalo Hide
Bead
Tin
Quill
Description:
Rectangular. Made from worn-out parfleche of bison rawhide. (See painted design on interior). Front (including flap) decorated with black and white "pony" beads (lazy stitch and sinew thread used). Double row of blue "pony" beads on side seams; also pairs of "tinklers." Two sets of three long buckskin (?) fringes with "tinklers" and intermittent wrapping of undyed quills pendent from flap-tying strips. Three pairs of holes in back surface and two short skin loops for buckskin (?) strap. Unusual and fine old piece.
Height:
44.2cm
Width:
44cm
Depth:
6.3cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Native American Voices: The People - Here and Now (01 Mar 2014 - Nov 2018)
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