Description

    A SIOUX BEADED HIDE AWL CASE
    c. 1890
    coiled in various shades of opaque and translucent beads, with a banded pattern on the body and a cross motif on each side of the cap, trimmed with hide thongs, wrapped with blue, purple, and red-dyed porcupine quills, and terminating in metal cones

    Length: 8 ½ inches, excluding attachments


    Condition Report*:

    In overall excellent condition.  Beadwork intact.  Minor loss to quills on tassels.  Remaining quillwork very vibrant.  One metal cone missing and only remnants of the dyed chicken feathers remaining.  No apparent restoration.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    22nd-23rd Thursday-Friday
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