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Bag

Object Number:86-35-292
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Blackfeet (uncertain)
Assiniboine (uncertain)
Provenience: Great Plains (Plain)
Culture Area: Great Plains Culture Area
Period: Early 20th Century
Date Made: 1900-1940
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1940
Section:American
Materials:Hide
Bead
Length: 62 cm
Width: 16 cm
Credit Line:Gift of George and Henry J. Vaux, 1985
Other Number:72 - Collector Number

Description

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.

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