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Pipe Bag

Object Number:37619A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Yankton
Dakota
Sioux
Provenience: United States of America
Montana
Fort Peck Reservation
Culture Area: Great Plains Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Buckskin
Glass
Quill
Technique:Beaded
Length: 48.26 cm
Width: 15.3 cm
Credit Line:John Wanamaker Expedition, 1900; R. Stewart Culin, 1900

Description

Quilled and beaded pipe bag made of leather. The opening of the bag is ringed with dark blue glass beads. Two leather ties and four red tassels with metal tips are fastened near the top of one side of the bag. The tassels are approximately 26cm long and wrapped with red quill, some of which has been worn off. There is red staining on the leather bag near the point where the tassels are attached. The bottom of the bag is decorated with green beadwork with red, white, yellow, blue, and light purple patterns. There is a diamond and eight triangles beaded on one side, and a cross-shaped pattern on the other. There are long, thin leather tassels hanging from the bottom of the bag. They are partially covered by red, green, and yellow quilling.

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