Dakota wool and leather pipe bag

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Description A Dakota tobacco pouch or pipe bag has a red wool upper section, possibly a trade blanket, lazy-stitched with yellow and green glass seed beads at the rolled edges, circa the mid- to late 19th century. The opening mouth has an ornamental leather thong and the remnant of a cloth drawstring. The lower section is buckskin and is lazy-stitched with a geometric beaded element in rose and yellow seed beads with blue borders and a yellow ground. Several vertical rawhide strips are wrapped with dyed red and green quills in a geometric pattern on a yellow ground of dyed quill. The bottom edge has a double row of buckskin fringe with attached metal cones.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 88 centimeters length
14 centimeters width
Nomenclature Pouch
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Made by Dakota Indians
Dakota Indians--Religion and mythology
Dakota Indians--Rites and ceremonies
Dakota Indians--Tobacco use.
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Bags & Pouches. Pipe & Tobacco
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1850 - Not later than 1899

Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 6037.3

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