Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8805011

Category: Bag - Tipi Bag

Region: Plains

Tribe: Sioux - Teton

Period: 1875-1900 - ca. 1885

Materials: Native tanned cowhide (domesticated cattle); multi-colored glass seed beads; dyed porcupine quills; dyed horsehair; tin cones; dyed feathers; sinew sewn.

Description: The beaded portion of the bag is dominated by a warrior on horseback. A nice example of pictographioc beadwork. Squares, triangles and stepped triangles surround the figure, all on a white background.

Dimensions: Height 10 inches 25 cm; Width 17.25 inches 44 cm.


Alexander Gallery
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.


Of Pride and Spirit, Honolulu Academy of Arts, September 12 - October 25, 1981
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


Sotheby's Auction Catalogue, Sotheby's, New York, Sale 5643, Lot 177, December 02, 1987
Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 119

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