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Object Name Bag, Pipe
Other Name Tobacco Pouch
Object Number 1914.290.1
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description pouch with long neck; opening at top; strip of beading along edge of opening and on opposite sides of pouch; bottom portion of bag has a 5" x 6" fully beaded panel, in the same design, on both front and back; under beaded panels pouch is sewn shut and has long fringe twisted into one braid; beading is light blue (background) with dark blue, red and yellow geometric designs; top part of bag has been rubbed with yellow ochre.
Dimensions W-5.945 L-33.858 inches
Dimension Details beaded panel measures 12.7cm x 15.2 cm.
Material animal hide; beads; yellow ochre
Made Sioux
Provenance this pipe bag is unique because the fringe on the bottom has been twisted into a braid to make it look like a tobacco braid. The top part has been rubbed with yellow ochre. The Cheyenne were fond of doing this type of thing according to Brian Jensen, a private collector. The bead work is typical Sioux, so Brian believes that whoever made this piece has some Cheyenne heritage.
Search Terms American Indian