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Pipe Bag, 1930-1939
Beads and quills on leather
33 3/4 x 8 3/16 in. (85.73 x 20.8 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, Minnesota and Dakotas
Technique: Leatherworking, beadworking and quillworking
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward H. Angle
Accession Number: P2131
Elongated rectangular pipe bag made of soft buckskin. Decorated with bright quilled strips, feathers, and metal clamps, with buckskin fringe at the bottom. Similar angle pattern on the back. Czech beads used, in a 1930s revival of traditional design.

Commercial leather, glass beads, porcupine quills, aniline dye, and ornaments

See R. Conn report (1978).

This bag, reflecting revival of late 19h-century Sioux beadwork, also shows the influence of Caucasian rug designs. The pattern is worked in Czechoslovakian beads.

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 74-75 (illustrated/bw 75) fig. 249.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 33 3/4 x 8 3/16 in. (85.73 x 20.8 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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