Northwest Coast, Cascade. <em>Pipe Bag</em>, ca. 1875–1890. Hide, glass beads, 12 5/8 x 5 in.  (32 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of J.L. Greason and Mrs. A. Gordon, 67.26.18. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 67.26.18.jpg)

Pipe Bag

Artist:Northwest Coast, Cascade

Medium: Hide, glass beads

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1875–1890

Dimensions: 12 5/8 x 5 in. (32 x 12.7 cm)


Accession Number: 67.26.18

Image: 67.26.18.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
The object is a bag made of hide and decorated with woven glass beads. One side depicts diamond forms, 4 sturgeons, 2 condors and 2 men. The other side depicts 3 men, 4 horses and two condors. The bottom f the bag has four tabs with tassels of strung beads and shells. Along the top edge of the bag are two lines of blue beads and two dressed hide loop handles. Condition: It is in fair and stable condition. Several areas of beads are missing and the left side join area needs stabilizing. Conservation report on file.

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