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Ca1880 NATIVE AMERICAN CREE INDIAN BEAD DECORATED HIDE PIPE BAG 19th CENTURY

Ca1880 NATIVE AMERICAN CREE INDIAN BEAD DECORATED HIDE PIPE BAG 19th CENTURY

Ca1880 NATIVE AMERICAN CREE INDIAN BEAD DECORATED HIDE PIPE BAG 19th CENTURY
Very rare and very beautiful, ca1880 Native American Cree Indian Bead Decorated Pipe Bag. This outstanding 19th century Cree Pipe Bag measure approx. 21 1/2" long overall (including hide fringe - 14 1/2" without fringe) and 5 1/4 wide at its widest point. The Pipe Bag is made entirely of soft hide leather and lined with an 19th century muslin type cloth. This wonderful Cree Indian Pipe Bag is thread and sinew sewn by hand with stunningly beautiful, floral beadwork on both sides and with a thin border of beads at the top and pipe glass beads at the top of the fringe strands. The beadwork and all elements of this beautiful Cree Pipe Bag are very well preserved and the Bag displays beautifully. We have always admired these types of items and took the plunge into an area where we had not ventured often before. The Pipe Bag offered here is unconditionally guaranteed original and of the period. It is NOT a reproductions or modern recreation but an original Cree Bead Decorated Pipe Bag crafted in the second half of the 19th 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, ca1880 Cree Indian Bead Decorated Pipe Bag in excellent condition. The soft, supple hide elements of the Bag are complete and exceptionally well preserved without damage or repairs of any kind. The fringe is 100% intact and original and the early muslin type lining of the bag is also exceptionally well preserved although darkened from decades of use as a Pipe Bag. The thin and delicate beaded border at the shaped top of the Bag is intact and complete and the vast majority of the bead decorated panels on the front and back of the Bag are exceptionally well preserved with a single, tiny area of loss affecting 3 rows of beads and approx.

1/4 long - see the close-up scan below. All elements of the Pipe Bag are original and there have been no repairs or restorations.

Please see the scans below for a good indication of the stunningly beautiful form and outstanding condition of this wonderful Cree Pipe Bag. A very rare and very beautiful, ca1880 Native American Cree Indian Bead Decorated Hide Pipe Bag and a fantastic addition to any collection!! The item "Ca1880 NATIVE AMERICAN CREE INDIAN BEAD DECORATED HIDE PIPE BAG 19th CENTURY" is in sale since Friday, April 15, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Clothing & Moccasins". The seller is "walnutts" and is located in Brewster, Massachusetts.

This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Original: Original
  • Tribe: Cree
  • Era: 19th century

Ca1880 NATIVE AMERICAN CREE INDIAN BEAD DECORATED HIDE PIPE BAG 19th CENTURY