Arts of the Americas
Hide, glass beads
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Gift of J.L. Greason and Mrs. A. Gordon
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Northwest Coast, Cascade (Native American). Pipe Bag, ca. 1875-1890. Hide, glass beads, 12 5/8 x 5 in. (32 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of J.L. Greason and Mrs. A. Gordon, 67.26.18. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 67.26.18.jpg)
overall, 67.26.18.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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The object is a bag made of hide and decorated with woven glass beads. One side depicts diamond forms, 4 sturgeons, 2 condors and 2 men. The other side depicts 3 men, 4 horses and two condors. The bottom f the bag has four tabs with tassels of strung beads and shells. Along the top edge of the bag are two lines of blue beads and two dressed hide loop handles.
Condition: It is in fair and stable condition. Several areas of beads are missing and the left side join area needs stabilizing. Conservation report on file.
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