Saddle Blanket


From: United States of America | Fort Peck Reservation (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA5369
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Yankton (uncertain) | Sioux (uncertain)
Provenience United States of America | Fort Peck Reservation (uncertain)
Culture Area Great Plains Culture Area
Section American
Materials Buckskin | Bead | Wool

Leather saddle blanket made from buffalo hide. The edges of which are decorated with red cloth and strips of white beadwork that are approximately 10cm wide. There is an alternating pattern of squares and diamonds within the sections of white beadwork, colored with red, green, yellow, and blue glass beads. Four beaded strips of leather extend an additional 21cm from the corners of the blanket. There are metal bells on the end of each leather strip, as well as long, thin leather tassels. There are five, four, three and two bells on each of the four strips, and spaces where bells have fallen off the latter two strips. There is a 6cm-long hole in the unbeaded portion of the blanket. The inside of the blanket is lined with fur that has worn off in patches.

Credit Line Purchased from Mrs. M. A. Thompson, 1916
Other Number 7 - Other Number

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