Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8708895

Category: Case - Rawhide Case

Region: Plains

Tribe: Arapaho

Period: 1850-1875 - ca. 1850

Materials: Buffalo rawhide; native tanned buffalo hide, blue and red glass pony beads; red, green and black paint; porcupine quills, tin cones; traces of red wool cloth; sinew sewn.

Description: Square rawhide case with geometric designs painted on front, front flap and reverse. Flap is further decorated with pony beads, fringe and wrapped quills around fringe. Long fringe hangs from each side.

Dimensions: Height 10 inches 25.4 cm; Width 9.75 inches 24.8 cm.


Turtle Museum, Niagara Falls, New York
Lessard Collection- SD WC940
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.


Splendid Heritage, The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, February 10, 2009 - March 1, 2010
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wy, May 1, 2010 - October 31, 2010
Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, Mo, Febuary 12, 2010 - April 24, 2010


Torrance, Gaylord, The American Indian Parfleche: A Tradition of Abstract Painting, University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1994, pp 127, Fig. 38
Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 122

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