Pipe Bag


From: Great Plains (Plain)

Curatorial Section: American

Object Number 63-8-27
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Arapaho
Provenience Great Plains (Plain)
Culture Area Great Plains Culture Area
Section American
Materials Buckskin | Quill | Tin | Hair | Bead

Deerskin; thongs at top; also tassel of 3 thongs wrapped in purple and yellow quills with tin jinglers and purple hair. Lower third of one side of bag fully beaded in 3 vertical rows of bands; center band has different colors-alternate blue, edged with dark blue, and green with yellow. Two side bands alternately green and red horizontal stripes. Top and bottom bands red; 4 isolated lines from beaded areas; blue, red and yellow; side stripe light and dark blue, red and yellow; opening wrapped in red, blue, yellow and green with dark blue between each. Other side; 2 designs on yellow background, designs are large rectangles with 2 caved-in sides in red edged (on outsides) with blue and with small squares in light blue and dark green on either side. Also has 4 stripes leading up from solid beading. Rigid strips at bottom wrapped in purple quills with blue beads at base between strips; below is long fringe. Beading in lazy stitch.

Length 95.7 cm
Width 18.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Robert Pemberton, 1963
Other Number L-260-27 - Old Loan Number

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