Sioux Tipi Bags
Matching pair-Fantastic early tipi bags on buffalo hide, circa 1880. From the Nelson-Atkins Museum, and prior to that, part of the Fred Harvey collection which was acquired by Nelson-Atkins. With detailed quill work on the front, feathered cones, beadwork and yarn, this bag has the most detail of any we've seen. The top flap and edges are beaded. The bag has old collection tags on it, stating that it is a "Kiowa hunting bag", illustrating the erroneous identification that was common. Great condition with good color. We've been told by museum patrons that it was prominently on display at Nelson-Atkins.
Second matching bag acquired at a later date, however is the match to the a fore mentioned bag.
Medium: Brain Tanned Leather/Quill/Glass Beads
Size: 14" High x 22" Long x 3" Deep
Location/Origin: North Dakota, Northern Plains, Sioux, South Dakota
Our Product ID: D2055
Provenance: Ex-Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, and ex-Fred Harvey Collection (collection #33-1211 is inscribed under the flap)