Lot 252

Sioux Beaded Hide Flat Hunting Possibles Bag

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$25,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
The lot features an Indian tanned Buffalo hide flat bag with beadwork attributed to the Sioux Native American Indians of the Northern Plains. The piece is comprised of Indian brain-tanned Great American Bison Buffalo hide, old trade clothe, glass trade seed Venetian Italian beads and sinew and thread sewing. The piece shows a long shoulder strap of Indian tanned Buffalo hide that has been tied at the center with old trade clothe. There are old strips of trade clothe and buckskin hide strips attached as fringes at each side. The bottom of the bag shows a long thick Indian tanned hide fringe accented by early solid brass trade beads. The outside edges of the bag and top flap are lined with an old red stroud wool trade clothe. The top flap has a double-forked bifurcated tab design with glass trade seed cen beds in a geometric pattern. The front of the bag shows old early Venetian Italian trade seed beads in a geometric pattern with a chalk white with variation in toning having patterns in greasy yellow, sky padre light blue, cobalt, red white hearts. The beadwork is puckered slightly as shown. The back of the bag shows repairs sewn in sinew and thread. Provenance: The piece is said to have been from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and is from the ex-collection of Dale Harrison of Cincinnati, Ohio.