University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:63-8-26
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Arapaho
Provenience: Great Plains (Plain)
Culture Area: Plains (Culture Area)
Section:American
Materials:Deerskin
Quill
Bead
Tin
Hair
Length: 95.5 cm
Width: 17 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Robert Pemberton, 1963

Description

Deerskin; bunch of fringe attached below top, some wrapped with red quill, tin jingles and yellow hairs; some jingles attached in middle of thongs; attached at same place small round medicine bag (?) covered with red and white beads. Band of beading around top and down sides to lower part of bag, which is fully beaded. All beaded areas have white background with spaced geometric designs in dark and light blue and red; narrow band down each side of large beaded area in red and green Lazy stitch.Below bottom of bag; panel of rigid fringing wrapped with red quills. Holding these is a strip of skin with long free fringe; tops of fringes are threaded through large cut glass beads in white, yellow and blue. Traces of yellow paint on bag and fringes.


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