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Beaded possible bag with various geometric designs / Unknown


The leather possible bag has a front beaded panel. The beaded panel is a white background with geometric designs organized into five columns. The two outer columns feature beaded squares that alternate between a dark blue outer area with a yellow center and a bright green outer area with a red center. The second and fourth columns have yellow squares with green and red triangles that come out on the sides. There is a darker colored area in the center of the squares and four red lines ending in blue rectangles coming out of the top and bottom. The center column is made of blue diamonds with red in the center and a red outline. At the top and bottom of the diamonds there are two small blue triangles. There is a beaded strip along the front edge of the flap that is divided into thirds with the outer thirds having a blue background with a red center and the center third having a white background with a blue and yellow striped center. Each section of the beaded strip is divided by a green and red vertical design. The sides and the front flap have red horse hair tassels with metal cones.

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Beaded possible bag with various geometric designs
Native American; Cheyenne, Southern
late 19th century
United States of America
semi-tanned hide, sinew, horsehair, tinned-iron tinklers, faceted steel beads, glass beads, dye, cotton string
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