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
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