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Parfleche envelope with geometric designs on the front

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Parfleche envelope of leather with painted geometric designs on the front. The geometric designs consist of a central rectangle of a dark green outline with an inner line of yellow and a center square of dark green edged in red. These rectangles have four red triangles that stick out of one side. This rectangular design repeats four times across the envelope. The bottom and top edge of the envelope are decorated with a gently curved design of red, yellow, and then dark green on the top of the curve. The entirety of the design is bordered in two dark green lines with the natural color of the leather showing in between. The two sides of the envelope close with a leather thong that is through the middle of the three evenly spaced holes.

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Title(s): 
Parfleche envelope with geometric designs on the front
Creator(s): 
Unidentified (Author)
Culture: 
Native American; Cheyenne
Date: 
circa 1865
Period: 
Historic
Place: 
Great Plains, United States of America
Materials/Techniques: 
leather, pigment
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
89.100
Department: 
Not On View

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