Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pipe bag
  • Yankton peoples
  • pipe bag, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, chicken feathers, metal, plastic, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 65 x 17.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 25 9/16 x 6 7/8 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2015

The very light buckskin bag has fringe at the bottom edge. It has strips of beading down either side around the top and near the bottom. The beaded areas have a light blue field, and stepped triangles in red, orange, and white. There are small diamonds in the same colors between each triangle. The band of beading near the top has loops of beads on the lower edge in red, orange, and white. There are blue-green dyed feathers in metal cones, tied to a white plastic circle with red string, at each side on the top, and the center of side one. There is also a loose feather.