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Sewing Kit

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Animal bladder, beads, porcupine quills, linen thread
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES late 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 3 1/2 x 13 in. (8.9 x 33 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER X1126.12
    CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Plains (Native American). 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
    IMAGE group, X1126.12_X1126.13_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Possibly Lakota although many Plains women used such bags. . Women would use this small bladder pouch. It has bugle and basket type beads. It is holding a mixture of dyed and natural porcupine, very nice quills for sewing.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (73%)
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    Sewing Kit