Item Number: WC8708897
Category: Bag, Tobacco
Period: 1850-1875 - ca. 1860
Materials: Native tanned buffalo hide; red, white, blue and black glass pony beads; porcupine quills; tin cones and horsehair; animal bone; sinew sewn.
Description: Rare, early bag with bead decoration in alternating red and blue bands on bag proper. Attached to the bag is a woven panel in red, blue, black and white pony beads using sinew for the warp and weft threads; four bead edged tabs at top; short fringe at bottom with tin cones.
Dimensions: Length 28 inches 72 cm; Width 6 inches 15.5 cm.
Lessard Collection- SD 942
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
Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 92
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