Pipe Bag, 1860
Leather and beads
43 1/4 x 5 7/8 in. (109.86 x 14.92 cm)
Report by R. Conn (1978) was referenced to identify this object.
glass beads and leather
Plains pipebags were principally used by men, while decorated bags were originally made to be used only on ceremonial occasions. The smoke emerging from the pip, rather than the act of smoking, was the essential part of the ritual. The smoke was usually blown to the four corners or passed around among a circle of men. On the Plains, the Crow were the leading cultivators of tobacco, an important trade good, and they developed elaborate ceremonies centered around its cultivation.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 51, fig. 143.
This object has the following keywords:
- Overall Dimensions: 43 1/4 x 5 7/8 in. (109.86 x 14.92 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
This object has the following bibliographic references:
Native American Art from the Permanent Collection.
Native American Art from the Permanent Collection
Galleries of the Claremont Colleges.
Claremont, CA, 1979
Page Number: 51, Figure Number: 143
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