C1900 NATIVE AMERICAN SIOUX INDIAN BEAD DECORATED HIDE TOBACCO / PIPE BAG BEADED


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Tribal Affiliation: Sioux
Original Description:
Very rare and very beautiful, ca1900 Native American Plains / Sioux Indian Bead Decorated Pipe Bag. This outstanding turn of the 20th century Sioux Beaded Pipe Bag measures approx. 24" long overall (including its hide fringe) and 6 1/2" wide at the top opening. The Bag features two tabs at the bottom and the bead decoration is stunningly beautiful and very well preserved.
    This wonderful, Sioux Indian Pipe Bag is sinew sewn by hand with beadwork decoration fea...turing candy apple red, Translucent red, cobalt blue, greasy yellow, pink, medium blue and chalk white colored trade beads. The entire Tobacco Bag is hide and the two tabs at the bottom are finished with buckskin fringe and tin cone danglers with red dyed feather tufts. Tin cone danglers with red dyed feather tufts also decorate the upper edge of thew decoration on the body of the Bag (see the scans below).
     This wonderful, soft hide bag features a rolled top and two tab bottom with rawhide tassels at the bottom of the tabs. The Bag is trimmed with multicolored rolled edge beaded bands at top and along the sides of the throat to as well as along the mid-center and inner edges below. The beads create a solid pattern of bars of turquoise hue and light blue colored beads.
     The solid blue pattern of these vertical lines is broken along the sides and inner tabs by individual lines of contrasting color in repetitive designs of candy apple red, greasy yellow, chalk white and cobalt blue colored beads. The beadwork decorating the bottom on one side featured five horseshoe / horse track patterns using individually orange-red, greasy yellow, cobalt, pink, and white. A lazy-stitch geometric feather design is at each tab in dark navy blue, white, and orange-red beads having three greasy yellow beads at each design top. On the other side at the tabs are two beaded lazy-stitch four direction patterns using forest green with orange-red centers. On the other side, three corn patterns in greasy yellow, dark forest green, orange-red, white, and cobalt adorn the lower bag below the mid-center. The patterns continue as lazy-stitch geometric feather designs above the mid-center using orange-red, cobalt and white beads. Tin cone danglers with red feather tufts are attached on both sides at mid-center and at the tab tassels. A rawhide thong at the top (intended for hanging or drawing closed the bag) is attached at mouth.
    The Pipe Bag offered here is unconditionally guaranteed original and of the period. It is NOT a reproduction or modern recreation but an original Sioux Pipe Bag crafted around the turn of the 20th century. The Pipe Bag comes with our “no questions asked” return privilege and our lifetime guarantee of authenticity. It is guaranteed to be deemed authentic, original and as described by any qualified third party authentication service.
    This very rare and very beautiful, ca1900 Sioux Indian Bead Decorated Pipe Bag is in very good condition. All of the hide elements are well preserved and sound – soft and supple with some age appropriate surface soiling. The beadwork is exceptionally beautiful and well preserved on both sides of the Bag with no loss, damage or repairs. The tin cone drops are all presaent although there is some loss to the red dyed feather tufts.
    All elements of the Pipe Bag are original and there has been no repairs or restorations - this wonderful Sioux Pipe Bag is 100% original and 100% beautiful.
    A very rare and very beautiful, ca1900 Native American Sioux Indian Bead Decorated Pipe Bag and a fantastic addition to any collection!!!
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