Pipe Bag


From: United States of America

Curatorial Section: American

Object Number 86-20-7
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Teton
Provenience United States of America
Culture Area Great Plains Culture Area
Period Late 19th Century
Date Made 1850-1899 CE
Section American
Materials Rawhide | Bead | Parfleche | Quill

Rawhide with a beaded geometric motif in black, gold, blue, red, yellow and green against a white background (different design on each side); beadwork done in lazy stitch technique using commercial cotton thread. Rawhide fringe at bottom of bag made from painted parfleche with some red and yellow dyed wrapped quillwork still attached. Pocket attached to upper portion of bag front. Condition: Very dry and brittle; some bead loss; much quill loss on fringe; bottom fringe completely gone

Length 69 cm
Width 18 cm
Credit Line Gift of W. Disston Anderson, Class of 42, 1986
Other Number 16 - Collector Number

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