|Blackfeet (uncertain) | Assiniboine (uncertain)
|Great Plains (Plain)
|Great Plains Culture Area
|Early 20th Century
|Hide | Bead
Native tanned hide in rectangular shape with a notch cut out at the top. Both sides completely beaded in spot stitch technique using commercial thread. One side: light and dark blue beads form two parallel lines of three stepped pyramids connected by a line against a yellow background. Other side; two parallel lines composed of yellow beads in a diamond pattern edged with dark blue beads set against a light blue background. Bag is edged in red beads using a modified edge-beading technique with loops of red beads at the top on either side of the notched portion. Tubular hide strap is beaded in alternating light blue and red bands and is attached at bottom of bag. Overall condition is good with some bead loss on edging at opening of bag and complete loss of one set (four originally) of red bead loops. Old label attached reads: Mescalero Apache.
|Gift of George and Henry J. Vaux, 1985
|72 - Collector Number
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