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Quillwork pipe bag

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Description A tobacco pouch, possibly Dakota or Hidatsa, of light yellowish brown leather has a pointed and scalloped top edge that is bound with red and blue glass seed beads, circa 1900. A leather thong at the top is wrapped with dyed green, red and purple loops of porcupine quillwork. The front and back of the bag is decorated with dyed white, black, red, purple, orange, green, dark red and yellow quills.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 71 centimeters length
13.5 centimeters width
Nomenclature Bag (costume accessory)
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made by (possibly) Hidatsa Indians
Made in United States
Subjects Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made by (possibly) Hidatsa Indians
Made in United States
Dakota Indians--Rites and ceremonies
Dakota Indians--Religion and mythology
Dakota Indians--Tobacco use.
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Bags & Pouches. Pipe & Tobacco
Dates Creation: Approximately 1900
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 9999.2

User Comments

  • Agnes Szanyi on February 19, 2012 09:46:38 AM

    Fort Berthold (Hidatsa, Mandan or Arikara) style tobacco bag. Circa 1880-1900.

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