Parfleche, 1870 - 1880 circa

Parfleche, 1870 - 1880 circa

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Unsealed, scraped, dried, cut and painted elk skin with natural pigments


C.A. 1682


Donation of Missioni Cattoliche Americane, 1893

Parfleche (transport container for clothes and supplies); usually in pairs, they were tied to the sides of the horse with decorative motifs Arapaho, probably the result of exchange with the Dakota, (women performed geometric patterns, men naturalistic drawings)