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Bags

Pouch

Native NameUn-Ksu-Na
Object Number:37593
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Yankton
Dakota
Sioux
Provenience: United States of America
Montana
Fort Peck Reservation
Culture Area: Plains Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Buckskin
Bead
Feather
Quill
Length: 53.34 cm
Width: 35.56 cm
Credit Line:John Wanamaker Expedition, 1900; R. Stewart Culin, 1900

Description

A pair of large, elaborately decorated buckskin bags, possibly saddlebags. The bags have matching decorations made from feathers, horsehair, quill, and seed beads. The lids and sides of each bag have rectangular strips of geometric beadwork lined with horsehair tassels, which are fastened with metal. There are rows of red quill running widthwise across the front of each bag, and six perpendicular rows of dyed red feathers running from top to bottom.

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