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Object description

  • Plains artist
  • Needle case, 19th century
  • Leather, glass, quill, feather
  • Great Plains, United States
  • L: 25 3/8 in, dia.: 1 in (L: 64.5 cm, dia.: 2.5 cm)
  • Gift of Dr. Charles Goddard Weld, 1909
  • E12971


This is a tubular shaped needle case, made with leather and decorated with glass beadwork. The object has a green beaded cap and two broad bands of white, separated and ended by red and blue. There is a long quill wrapped thong at the bottom, terminating with a tuft of feathers. There is a wrist thong at the top.