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Dakota "possibles" bag

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Description A Dakota parfleche "possibles" bag, circa the mid-19th century. The front of the pouch features fourteen porcupine quillwork lines providing a background for two curvilinear diamond shapes (also quilled). The sides of the pouch are decorated with blue, yellow, red and white beadwork, as well as tinkler cones terminating in tufts of dyed horsehair. Additional tinkler cones on the pouch's front side terminate in bundles of yarn. Three vertical rows of featherwork subdivide the bag's front into two primary sections.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 13 1/2 inches height
18 inches width
4 inches depth
Nomenclature Bag (generic container)
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Collected by: Charles, John H.
Made by Dakota Indians
Indian. Containers & Holders. Storing
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1856
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 2397
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User Comments

  • Agnes Szanyi on February 19, 2012 10:34:45 AM

    Teton-Lakota (Western Sioux) style.

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