Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Cheyenne, Comanche, or Kiowa peoples
  • parfleche, circa 1920
  • Where object was made: United States
  • rawhide, buckskin, paint
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 74 x 47 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 29 1/8 x 18 1/2 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1812
Label Text

On this large rectangular envelope-like container the flaps on the front are painted, each with the same design consisting of a green diamond in the middle, and a green triangle on either side of the diamond. Each diamond and triangle has a red band inside the wide angle and small orange triangles inside. There are dark brown lines between the orange and the red. There is a green line with a red "V" on either end between the diamond and both triangles. The back has a green border, but is undecorated for the most part.

There are buckskin ties on the inside and between the outer flaps for closure.