Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pipe bag
  • Sophie New Haley
  • pipe bag, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: Pine Ridge Reservation, Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 63 x 23 cm
    Object Length/Width: 24 3/4 x 9 1/16 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2014

The very light buckskin bag, in a rectangular shape, is wider at the bottom. Four buckskin triangles form a fringe across the bottom edge, each with a fringe at the bottom, threaded through the triangle on the back side. There is a thin band of white beads with green and dark red triangles at the bottom of the bag and around the triangles. The beaded decoration at the center of the bag is a white rectangle, with a green cross in the center and green trapezoids with a dark red edge on each border. There is a dark red "T" above and below a green cross with dark red and green triangles at each end. Same beaded decoration is on both sides. There is a buckskin loop at the top.