Description

    A SIOUX BEADED HIDE TIPI BAG
    c. 1890

    sinew sewn and lane-stitched, decorated on the front with columns of geometric motifs in various shades of glass seed beads against a white beaded ground, the sides and top flap with geometric motifs in similar bead colors, accompanied by a purple ribbon inscribed, Greater St. Louis Archaeological Society, First Place

    Provenance: Purchased from Sotheby's in the 1960s.

    Length: 21 Inches


    Condition Report*:

    In overall good to very good condition.  Very minor bead loss on one end panel.  Two loose strands of beads on same end.  Supple hide with a couple of tears to the top flap (one with native repair) and a few holes on the back and bottom (approx. three with native repairs).  No apparent restoration.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2010
    3rd Friday
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