Saddle Carrying Bag, c. 1870
Beads and quills on leather
14 x 23 in. (35.56 x 58.42 cm)
glass beads and leather
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 47, fig. 132.
See Wissler, 1904, fig. 77.
See R. Conn report (1978).
Red lines or stripes often decorated articles used and worn by Sioux women, particularly their bags. During female puberty rites, red lines painted on the initiates' face symbolized her fertility, and there probably was symbolic meaning when the design was used for women's clothing. Soft leather bags such as this were indispensable in the organization of a nomadic Plains household, serving as saddle bags and as containers inside the tipi. They were considered the exlusive property of women.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979
This object has the following keywords:
- Overall Dimensions: 14 x 23 in. (35.56 x 58.42 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
This object has the following bibliographic references:
Native American Art from the Permanent Collection.
Native American Art from the Permanent Collection
Galleries of the Claremont Colleges.
Claremont, CA, 1979
Page Number: 47, Figure Number: 132
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