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Sioux Artist

Pair of Saddlebags, c. 1870-1879
Leather and beads
12 x 16 x 3 in. (30.48 x 40.64 x 7.62 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.

Bison leather, glass beads, horsehair, and tin cones

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

Double bags probably derived from the saddlebags of white traders (Ewers, 1955, p. 328).

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  • Overall Dimensions: 12 x 16 x 3 in. (30.48 x 40.64 x 7.62 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Overall Dimensions: 11 1/2 x 17 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. (29.21 x 43.82 x 6.35 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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