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Dakota pipe bag
Description Rectangular leather tobacco pouch or pipe bag. The bag's lower two-thirds, on both sides, are covered with lazy-stitched geometric beadwork using sinew and arranged on a white bead background. The upper seams and top edge are also beaded. The blank leather area is dyed red and decorated with six pairs of metal cones terminating in dyed feathers. Also attached are two long leather strips wrapped with dyed red and white quillwork and four metal and feather cones. A long fringe at the bottom of the bag features vertical rawhide strands wrapped with dyed red, purple and white quills.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 31 inches length
8 3/4 inches width
Nomenclature Pouch
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Made by Dakota Indians
Used by Dakota Indians
Dakota Indians--Tobacco use
Dakota Indians--Religion and mythology
Dakota Indians--Rites and ceremonies
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Bags & Pouches. Pipe & Tobacco
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1875 - Not later than 1900

Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 10000.599