Dakota parfleche bag

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Description A Dakota envelope-like bag made of parfleche, circa 1900. The bag has a flap closure with leather thong fastenings. Painted geometric decorations decorate its front and back in shades of green, yellow, pale red and blue. Its two short edges are bound in faded red velvet ribbons that extend beyond the edge of the bag. Leather thongs are laced through the ribbon. It was collected from the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 13 1/4 inches width
3/4 inch depth
8 1/4 inches height
Nomenclature Bag (generic container)
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Made by Dakota Indians
Collected in Eagle Butte, Dewey County, South Dakota, United States
Collected in Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota, United States
Dakota Indians--Material culture
Indian. Containers & Holders. Storing
Dates Creation: Approximately 1900
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 9859.16

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