Gun Sheath, c. 1860-1869
Leather and beads
5 1/8 in. x 40 15/16 in. (13 cm x 104 cm)
glass beads and leather
R. Conn notes "An important piece, due to age and use. Needs conservation."
Two of the distinguishing marks of Crow beadwork are the use of the "hourglass" pattern, and the presence of a light blue ground. In this example, the beadwork is sewn in lazy wtitch. Long fringe enlivened the appearance of the gun case while the gun was being held or was in motion (Maurer, 1977, p. 180). The introduction of guns and hourses changed subsistence patterns among native Americans allowing agricultural and semi-nomadic peoples on the edge of the Plains to become nomadic hunters during the 17th and 18th centuries.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection Catalog, 1976
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 25 (illustrated/bw) fig. 31.
This object has the following keywords:
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: 25, Figure Number: 31
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