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Object Name Parfleche
Object Number 1979.2.10
Collection Haas
Description stiff, light-colored, rectangular piece of animal hide, opposite sides of which have been folded together to overlap and then the ends fold over each other forming an envelope-shaped case; both of the ends have two small holes near the edge, one of which has an animal hide tie strung through it; top side of case where folded ends are has a painted design of two concentric diamonds on each end with a red, green and blue striped background; the center of each set of diamonds is painted yellow and has a red cross in it.
Dimensions W-14.488 L-27.52 inches
Dimension Details width measurement when folded
Material hide
Made Crow Indians
Provenance a parfleche is an envelope-pouch bag for carrying foodstuffs.
See "A" file for a copy of Garth's inventory and appraisal dated March 12, 1980, #5 (this appraisal is attached to the December 19, 1979 appraisal).
Search Terms American Indian