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    AN APACHE BEADED HIDE STRIKE-A-LIGHT BAG
    c. 1885
    stitched with sinew in blue, green, yellow, white, and white-heart red beads, decorated on the front with a pattern of diamonds, trimmed with metal cones and pairs of beaded hide drops

    Provenance:
    The First People's Museum of the American Indian and Eskimo, Allen, MI

    Length: 8 inches, excluding attachments


    Condition Report*: In overall very good to excellent condition.  Supple hide.  Beadwork intact on body and overflap.  Metal cone fringes intact.  Tassels with a couple of beads missing along the edges.  Approx. two areas of ink, one red, one black, on the back.  Otherwise hide with light soiling.  No apparent restoration. 
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2009
    19th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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