Small women’s bag, 1880 circa (East Dakota, Yankton)

Borsina femminile, 1880 circa (Dakota dell’Est, Yankton)

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Focus:
Technique and Dimensions:

Tanned leather, glass countrysides ("lazy" stitch embroidery and festoncino), metal cones, porcupine thorns (flattened with teeth or nails, dyed and sewn)

Location:

S.N. 24

Provenance:

Donation of Missioni Cattoliche Americane, 1893 (?)

Small women’s bag with diamond decoration (typical Cree decorative pattern)