An exceptional buffalo hide rifle case and strap. Beaded on both sides with seed beads and very small cut seed beads in floral patterns. Sinew sewn.
39" long x 12" (including fringe)
An exceptional Mescalero Apache Beaded Bag on native brain tanned deerskin and using ten seed bead colors in a striking geometric design. With 57 tin cones and four beaded drops. Excellent condition.
10" long without drops, 5-1/8" wide
A Shoshone woman's belt on hide in excellent condition. Beaded with red white hearts, greasy yellow, blue, dark blue, and dark green seed beads. The back of the panel is lined with cotton ticking.
38" in length, 3" in width
c. 19th Century
The best Ute Beaded Tail Bag we have had in many years. Classic Ute beadwork in very pleasing colors. Collected in 1894 at Lame Deer, Montana by Frederick Rueping, owner of the Rueping Leather Co., who traveled the Dakotas and Montana as a hide buyer during the last quarter of the 19th century. Old museum No. on flap. Excellent collection history.
20" long with fringe, 5" wide
Late 19th Century
Cheyenne/Arapaho tobacco bag Late 19th Century. Tobacco bag on buffalo hide. Geometric bead design and long twisted fringe. 33 by 6 1/2 including fringe. Old collection tag.
overall length: 34"