Dakota "possibles" bag

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Titles Dakota "possibles" bag
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)
Materials glass (material)
feather (material)
Creation Made by: Oceti Sakowin
Made by: Dakota Indians
Subjects Collected by: Charles, John H.
Indian. Containers & Holders. Storing
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1856
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections, Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 2397 (Accession Number)

User Comments

  • Agnes Szanyi on February 19, 2012 10:34:45 AM
    Teton-Lakota (Western Sioux) style.

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