1870's Plains Beaded Pipe Bag
A good example of a long 1870's plains pipe bag with a small beaded panel, quilled panels below and braided fringe on soft, thick hide below the quillwork. The seed beads used in the two panels are very tiny. There are some Indian repairs to the bag including two places at the bottom of the fringe where strips of cloth have been used to secure the bottom edge of the quill work and a couple of places where leather strips have been added to the fringe.This bag was collected from a Nez Perce family in Idaho.
L. to Braided Fringe 23 3/4"; L. of Fringe 10"to 10 1/2"; Beaded Panel L. 4"; W. 6"