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Object description

  • Sioux artist
  • Pipe bag, late 19th century
  • Buckskin, bead, brass
  • Great Plains, United States
  • H: 26 in, W: 7 1/2 in, D: 1/4 in (H: 66.0 cm, W: 19.0 cm, D: .6 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. Harry L. Damon, 1965
  • E23971


This is a pipe and tobacco case. The case is made out of tanned buckskin, and is fringed along the bottom. The lower body of the case is covered, front and back, with a horizontal band of geometric glass beadwork designs in white, blue, green, red and yellow. The beadwork design extends upward in a vertical pattern along both edges of the case, to the top, where beadwork rings the opening.