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Object description

  • Niitsitapi (Blackfoot/Blackfeet) artist
  • Pipe bag, before 1935
  • Leather, quill, glass
  • Great Plains, United States
  • L: 32 1/2 in, W: 5 3/8 in (L: 82.5 cm, W: 13.7 cm)
  • Gift of John T. Lovett, 1935
  • E21426


This is a pipe case. It has a long leather pouch, edged at the top with blue, red, and silver beads and along the sides with blue, red, yellow and green beads. The bottom of the pouch is decorated with a broad band of gold beads accented with two long and three short dark blue lines of beads. Below this, the leather is split in a number of strips which are wrapped with white, pink, and brown quill work. Long rawhide fringe hangs below.