Shoulder Pouch


From: Great Plains (Plain)

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 86-35-297
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Blackfeet
Provenience Great Plains (Plain)
Culture Area Great Plains Culture Area
Date Made 1900-1925
Section American
Materials Hide | Bead

Native tanned hide; rectangular shape with separate triangular flap closure. Design motif on body of bag is two stepped pyramids of green, blue, yellow and red beads against a white background. Border of red beads with green triangular and rectangular intervals surround the central design field. Strap composed of native tanned hide with green beaded background against which appear rectangular areas of blue, red, yellow, white, and pink beads. Beadwork done in spot stitch technique using commercial thread. Blue beads around edge of closure flap in modified edge-beading technique. Long, native tanned hide fringe at bottom of bag. Overall condition very good.

Length 73 cm
Width 22 cm
Credit Line Gift of George and Henry J. Vaux, 1985
Other Number 69 - Collector Number

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