Pair of Tobacco Bags
Arts of the Americas
late 19th-early 20th century
17 11/16 x 6 1/2in. (45 x 16.5cm)
15 x 6 1/2 in. (38.1 x 16.5 cm) (show scale)
This item is not on view
Museum Expedition 1911, Museum Collection Fund
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Osage, Cheyenne. Pair of Tobacco Bags, late 19th-early 20th century. Beads, hide, 17 11/16 x 6 1/2in. (45 x 16.5cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1911, Museum Collection Fund, 11.694.9026. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.11.694.9026_view1.jpg)
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These bags are made from hide with long fringes on bottom and a drawstring top. They were possibly fashioned from leggings. The beadwork may actually be Cheyenne and an Osage may have purchased or traded and then reworked them.
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