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Parfleche

Object Number:38-8-25
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Nez Perce (uncertain)
Provenience: Plateau (Culture Area)
Culture Area: Plateau Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Rawhide
Deer Hoof
Buckskin
Length: 38.7 cm
Outside Diameter:21.59 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Rodman Wanamaker III, 1938

Description

Oblong except that the long upper side is a wide V. Ends are lashed up with buckskin thong run through holes; a heavier strip of buckskin passing through holes serves to draw the sides together near centre and also for suspension. A bunch of deer's toe rattles is tied near each end. Front with painted border and thunder-bird in corner.

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