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commercial leather, metal, and glass beads
- Dimensions (H x W x D)
6 in x 5 1/4 in x 10 3/4 in
- Collection Area
Native American Art
Bags and Pouches
- Object Type
- Cultural Group
- Credit Line
The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection
- Accession Number
no known copyright restrictions
As Plains Indian peoples were confined to reservations in the late nineteenth century, women artists, who created the majoirty of beadwork and quillwork, began to apply their skills to a wider variety of objects. [...] The fully beaded doctor's bag illustrates how beadworkers were able to take commercially made objects and turn them into uniquely Native American artistic expressions.