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Sioux Artist

Saddle Bag, 1890-1899
Beads on leather
14 1/4 x 21 x 3 1/2 in. (36.2 x 53.34 x 8.89 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Leatherworking and beadworking
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward H. Angle
Accession Number: P2107b
Flat rectangular bag made of hide and cloth. Solidly beaded with complex geometric designs in yellow, red and blue on white. Metal clamps and red tassels on the sides.

Native leather, canvas, glass beads, horsehair, and tin cones

Related Objects
On 7/24/2018 only saddle bag P2107a was found on Shelf H10. Saddle bag P2107b was not located in the inventory.

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 50 (illustrated/bw) fig. 140.

The horse, important in Plains culture, provided the source for the central design elements on these bags: The U-shaped motifs represent horse tracks. This design was painted on men's shirts and robes. The central cross in this pattern is based on the symbolism of the four directions and is often found in combination with horse track design.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 14 1/4 x 21 x 3 1/2 in. (36.2 x 53.34 x 8.89 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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