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Sioux Artist

Tobacco Bag, 1890-1899
Beads on leather
13 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (34.93 x 19.05 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, Minnesota and Dakotas
Technique: Leatherworking and beadworking
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward H. Angle
Accession Number: P2140
U-shaped flat buckskin tobacco bag with completely fringed edges. Predominantly angular beadwork on one side in red, white, and blue on pink. Beaded flags and crosses on the other side.

Leather and glass beads

Flag motifs are worked on one face of this bag, while geometric designs in the late Sioux style decorate the other.

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 75, fig. 254.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 13 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (34.93 x 19.05 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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