Arts of the Americas
Buffalo hide, wool cloth, beads, dye
late 19th-early 20th century
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Museum Expedition 1911, Museum Collection Fund
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Osage/Southern Cheyenne. Saddle Bag, late 19th-early 20th century. Buffalo hide, wool cloth, beads, dye, 41 x 11 13/16 in. (104.1 x 30 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1911, Museum Collection Fund, 11.694.9009. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 11.694.9009_SL1.jpg)
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Hide saddle bag with a long hide fringe on the ends and short fringe along the sides. The border of the bag is red felt banded in beads on top and bottom in a red and blue diamond pattern on a white background. Above the border is a zigzag beaded outline. On the body of the saddlebag are beaded diamond bursts with rawhide streamers.
The saddlebag is sewn of sections of buck skin with a cut opening and short fringes along the length of the bag and long fringes along the ends.
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