Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCSBA7402

Category: Bag, Strike-A-Light

Region: Plains

Tribe: Kiowa

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Glass beads, tin cones, copper, leather, buckskin, shell.

Description: Commercial leather beaded with geometric designs on the front and the Alamo on the back. Tin cones hang from the flap and the bottom. Twisted buckskin thongs drop from the bottom and are tipped with tin cones. A copper button decorates the flap. Cowrie shells are tied to the ends of the buckskin carrying thongs.

Dimensions: Length 13.5 inches


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 83

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