Plains Indians, North America
First half of the 20th century
Porcupine skin, glass beads, horsehair, metal and quills
H .: 74cm; L .: 14cm
It is rectangular in section, finished with long fringes. The lower part presents a series of bands surrounded by white, blue and red pigmented quill . The upper part, forming a pouch, is made of natural tanned skin, adorned with a decoration of glass beads and pigmented porcupine quills. Horsehair pendants and metal cones adorn the body.
Tobacco bags were used to store pipes, furnaces and tobacco. They were made by women.
Provenance: Former Mario LURASCHI collection
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Plains Indian Tobacco Bag, North America