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Pipe Bag

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Hide, glass beads
DATES ca. 1875–1890
DIMENSIONS 12 5/8 x 5 in. (32 x 12.7 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
CREDIT LINE Gift of J.L. Greason and Mrs. A. Gordon
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Northwest Coast, Cascade. 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)
IMAGE overall, 67.26.18.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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