Arts of the Americas
Animal bladder, beads, porcupine quills, linen thread
late 19th century
Brooklyn Museum Collection
Bladder bag decorated with bugle and basket-type beads and filled with a mixture of dyed and natural porcupine quills. Possibly Lakota although many Plains women used such bags. The quills are very nice.
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Plains. Sewing Kit, late 19th century. Animal bladder, beads, porcupine quills, linen thread, 3 1/2 x 13 in. (8.9 x 33 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X1126.12. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.X1126.12_view1.jpg)
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