Native American Voices
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.
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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