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    A CROW BEADED BUFFALO HIDE SADDLE BLANKET

    c. 1890

    constructed of buffalo hide and canvas, overlaid with narrow panels of black and red wool trade cloth, with linear elements stitched in various shades of glass seed beads, a pair of tabs attached with striped design and hide fringe

    Provenance:
    Pretty Striped Snake, wife of Bull Don't Fall Down
    Custer Battlefield Trading Post, Crow Agency, MT


    Length: 64 inches


    Condition Report*: Overall in very good condition with moderate staining and moderate wear. Hair worn from hide by use. Hide with approx. 7 holes, largest 3 ¼ inches long. One old repair 5 ¼ inches long. Tear in hide 2 ½ inches long. Old stitching coming undone. Beadwork intact. Old cloth backing in excellent condition. Overall fringe work intact.
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    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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