Calf's head medicine pouch
Description A seamless hide medicine pouch with lane stitch beadwork pieces appliqued to represent a calf's features (renders a face on both sides), possibly Dakota, circa the early 20th century or earlier. Small thongs dangle from eye and ear patches. A muslin cuff intended for use to close the bag is attached at the pouch opening. The glass seed beads are primarily blue and white with red and green.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 20 inches length
7 inches width (widest point)
Nomenclature Pouch
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Subjects Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Indian. Ceremonial Artifacts. Unclassified
Dates Content: Not later than 1929
(Year object was donated to the Minnesota Historical Society.)
Restrictions Through curatorial review and/or additional consultation with American Indian elders, spiritual leaders, tribal officers or lineal descendants, this item has been determined to be culturally sensitive. As advised by the Minnesota Historical Society Indian Advisory Committee on April 20, 2012, the Minnesota Historical Society will not display images of culturally sensitive items on the public database.
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 808.M

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