Very rare and original, 1880's Native American Sioux Indian Bead Decorated Hide Belt Pouch. This outstanding 19th century Sioux Beaded Bag measures approx. 12" long when open (including the bead wrapped buckskin fringe ornament) and 3 3/4" wide at its widest.It is made of what appears to be elk hide. This wonderful Sioux Indian Tobacco Bag is thread and sinew sewn by hand with spot stitched beadwork decoration featuring red, pink, white, yellow, medium blue, and black and trimmed in red and pink. There is a fringed, buckskin ornament at the bottom of the Pouch which is wrapped in white, black, red and pink beads. This wonderful Sioux Belt Pouch came to us from the collection of Raymond Woodard Rathbun and his mother Nellie Woodward who opened a General Store in Chadron, Nebraska in the 1880's.
Their store was located close to the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Agencies and the pair often traveled to the reservations with a wagon of goods for sale or trade. They developed many friendships among the Lakota, even learning their language. A copy of Paul's statement of provenance which pictures this Pouch will be provided to the purchaser. The Belt Pouch offered here is unconditionally guaranteed original and of the period.It is NOT a reproduction or modern recreation but an original Sioux Bead Decorated Hide Pouch crafted in the late 19th century. The 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 original, 1880's Lakota Sioux Indian Bead Decorated Belt Pouch is in very good condition.
All of the hide elements are well preserved and sound with a small stain at the top of the flap. The beadwork is beautiful and also well preserved with four or five single beads lost on the trim only. All elements of the Bag are original and there has been no repairs or restorations - this wonderful Sioux Belt Pouch is 100% original and 100% beautiful. A very rare and original, 1880's Native American Sioux Indian Bead Decorated Belt Pouch and a fantastic addition to any collection!! The item "1880's NATIVE AMERICAN LAKOTA SIOUX INDIAN BEAD DECORATED HIDE BELT POUCH #1" is in sale since Friday, July 01, 2016.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Beads & Beadwork". The seller is "walnutts" and is located in Brewster, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.