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    A SIOUX BEADED HIDE TOBACCO BAG

    c. 1865

    of tapering form, sinew sewn and lane-stitched in various shades of opaque and translucent beads, one side decorated with a stepped triangle, the other with a concentric rectangle, a panel of narrow buffalo rawhide slats wrapped with dyed porcupine quills suspended below, hide fringe along the bottom

    Length: 37 inches overall


    Condition Report*: Overall fair condition. Hide with moderate wear, soiling, staining and some stiffness. Approx. 10 tears in the hide, ranging from ¼ inches in length to 9 ½ inches in length. Large tear on reverse side with old repair. Five small puncture holes in the hide. Beadwork with minor losses on upper edge. Quillwork has losses and dye has faded. Hide fringe intact.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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