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Plains Tribe Artist



Parfleche, n.d.
Leather and paint
15 3/4 in. x 24 13/16 in. (40.01 cm x 63.02 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Leatherworking
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward H. Angle
Accession Number: P2257
Rectangular envelope of stiff hide with a thong closings. Painted with a geometric pattern. Pink, yellow, blue and green border.

Materials
leather and paint

Commentary
Plains containers, especially envelope-like bags called parfleches, were decorated with paint even after glass beads were introduced as ornamentation. The style of painted decoration was predominantly geometric and abstract. The way in which the border was integrated into the design was important. In this style it was usualy the women who were the painters. Cheyenne geometric painting is characterized by open forms and translucent color prodeced from commercial pigment covered with glue sizing.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979

Bibliography
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 47 (illustrated/bw) fig. 131.

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