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tipi decoration?
  • Plains peoples
  • tipi decoration?, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Great Plains, United States
  • leather, buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 82.5 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width: 32 1/2 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2062

The strip of leather has buckskin strips or ties at either end. The beaded decoration consists of a light blue field with a pink border on the long sides. There are pink crosses with dark pink centers and green tips on the arms. The center of the other cross is flanked by sets of two pink triangles with a dark pink "M" shape. A vertical band of dark blue and green oblique stripes separate this design from the other two crosses.