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  • unknown Sioux maker
  • parfleche, 1875–1910
  • Where object was made: United States or Canada
  • rawhide, paint, cloth
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 62 x 36.5 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 24 3/8 x 14 3/8 x 4 5/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0976

Rectangular envelope of rawhide. Darker brown. Top two flaps are each decorated with two composite designs of three red triangles and yellow and dark blue detail. Green rectangle border, with yellow detail between red designs. Blue outline around entire design. Holes in center and cloth tie for closure.