01-15-2011 01-15-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2533B Boston
January 15, 2011 10:00 AMCalender

Central Plains Beaded and Quilled Hide Pipebag

Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2533B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 15, 2011 10:00AM


Central Plains Beaded and Quilled Hide Pipebag, Arapaho, c. third quarter 19th century, the beaded tabs from the opening decorated with quill wrapped rawhide slats, with faceted cobalt blue beads, tin cones with remnant red trade cloth tufts and fringe, with long quill-wrapped slat panel and fringe from the bottom, early beaded geometric designs on a white background, traces of green pigment, lg. 33 in.

Provenance: Museum of the American Indian Heye Foundation, original tag reads in part: beaded pipebag with quilled decoration, Cheyenne tribe, purchased in London, England by G.G.H.
Estimate $15,000-20,000


American Indian Heye Foundation, United Kingdom, London