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Sioux Artist

Tobacco Pouch, 1910
Leather and beads and quills
36 x 6 in. (91.44 x 15.24 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, South Dakota
Technique: Leatherworking, beadworking and quillworking
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Levi Chubbuck
Accession Number: P0143
Rectangular bag decorated with beadwork bands (progressing from opening to bottom). Long thong fringe. Solid beadwork on white background and quilled colored strips. Late style-- traditional outlining of design elements has broken down. Excellent Sioux example.

leather, glass beads, porcupine quills and analine dye

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 74, fig. 248.
"Photographed by Time Life, June 27, 1977."

Report by R. Conn (1978) was referenced to identify this object.

During the late 19th century, delicate design selements--thin lines, forks, and terraces--began to appear in Sioux beadwork. THese motifs can be traced to the Caucasian rugs in the possession of white settlers who passed throuh Sioux territory. In addition to new design influences, traditional quillwork continued.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979

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  • Overall Dimensions: 36 x 6 in. (91.44 x 15.24 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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