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Bag

Pouch

Native NameUn-Keu-Na
Object Number:37594
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Yankton
Dakota
Sioux
Provenience: United States of America
Montana
Fort Peck Reservation
Culture Area: Great Plains Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Fur
Bead
Horsehair
Tin
Length: 30.48 cm
Width: 17.78 cm
Credit Line:John Wanamaker Expedition, 1900; R. Stewart Culin, 1900

Description

Woman's work bag, sewn from animal hide. The fur is wearing off on both sides, and the edges of the bag are lined with purple seed beads with green, yellow, and blue accents. There are two yellow horsehair tassels at each corner of the bag, which is rectangular. Ten more tassels are fastened along the lid of the bag, which is entirely decorated with beadwork.

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