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Sioux Artist



One Pair of Saddlebags, c. 1870-1879
Leather and beads
x 10 1/4 in. x 15 3/8 in. ( x 26 cm x 39 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, South Dakota
Technique: Leatherworking and beadworking
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Levi Chubbuck
Accession Number: P0395a,b
Envelope-like soft buckskin bags made of buffalo hide. Horizontal red beadwork stripes in front and geometric beadwork borders down sides. Metal clamps and red horsehair on sides.

Materials
glass beads and leather

Bibliography
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 47, fig. 133.
Wissler, 1904, fig.77

Commentary
Double bags probaly derived from the saddlebags of white traders.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979

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