University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:45-15-818
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Arapaho
Provenience: Great Plains (Plain)
Culture Area: Plains (Culture Area)
Section:American
Materials:Leather
Glass
Tin
Iconography:Tipi
Length: 24 cm
Width: 19.4 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Owen Stephens, 1945

Description

Leather. Flat, oblong with rounded flap. Face with solidly beaded square. Design: four large tipis, tips of pairs joined; mustard, navy and light blue on white ground (red doorways). Curved beaded band on flap. Long buckskin fringes and very long tin tinklers. Formerly laced up sides with large white and blue beads.


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