New York, East
28 November 2000
A WESTERN SIOUX BEADED AND QUILLED HIDE TOBACCO BAG
of slightly tapering form, sinew sewn and lazy-stitched in translucent green, white heart red, geodesic, and three shades of blue on a white beaded ground, the front, decorated with geometrical devices flanked by pairs of American flags, top panel, inscribed, "Presented To Winnebago-118 By Henry Christ. Mar. 11, '08," with beaded geometrical motifs along the sides and encircling the top edge, the reverse, with a central diamond motif flanked by small forked devices at the sides and with converging triangles and cross motifs at the top and bottom, panels of dyed red and white porcupine quillwork and hide fringe at bottom
Length: 33 in. (83.8 cm.) with fringe
Ex collection: Joel and Kate Kopp
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Illustrated in The Flag in American Indian Art by Toby Herbst and Joel Kopp, page 57.
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