University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:63-8-27
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Arapaho
Provenience: Great Plains (Plain)
Culture Area: Plains (Culture Area)
Section:American
Materials:Buckskin
Quill
Tin
Hair
Bead
Length: 95.7 cm
Width: 18.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Robert Pemberton, 1963
Other Number:L-260-27 - Other Number

Description

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.


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