Pipe bag, late 19th-early 20th century, deerskin with colored beads sewn in a geometric pattern and colored porcupine quill wrapped above the fringed bottom. This bag was used to hold a ceremonial pipe.
Lakota Sioux, possibly Yankton Indian Reservation, South Dakota, Standing Rock Reservation, or Ft. Peck Reservation. The cross represents the morning star, the rectangle in the quillwork represents longevity, and the "X" represents power/energy.
|Dimensions||H-37 W-6.75 inches|
|Credit line||Transfer from Scarritt-Bennett College|
|Place of Origin||US/SD/Yankton Indian Reservation|