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Kiowa strike-a-light bag
Description A small rectangular pouch constructed of stiff brown leather used to carry items for making fire. Objects such as these are called strike-a-lights. The pouch has a U-shaped flap that fastens shut with a looped and knotted leather thong. The lower three quarters of the front, top quarter of the back, side seams and flap edge are beaded with lazy-stitched glass seed beads in shades of green, white, blue, red and yellow. The beads form geometric patterns. The flap edge and bottom of the pouch are decorated with a leather thong that is strung with tin jingle cones. The back of the pouch has four parallel rows of tiny punctures. All sewing is done with a brown fiber that appears to be a plant material. The style of beadwork on this pouch indicates its origins in the southern Plains, likely among the Kiowa.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 9.3 centimeters length
5.6 centimeters width
10 inches height overall
5 inches height
2 1/4 inches width
Nomenclature Pouch
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Made by Dakota Indians
Used by Dakota Indians
Dakota Indians--Fire use
Dakota Indians--Costume
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Bags & Pouches. Miscellaneous
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1875 - Not later than 1925

Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 10000.646