Kiowa, Indians of the Western Plains, North America
Late 19th - early 20th century
Skin, glass beads, metal cones
H.: 10; With fringes H. 32cm; L.10cm
Small trapezoidal bag with flap. It is entirely beaded according to the lazy stitch technique: on a yellow background, four blue triangles centered on a red band surrounded by white (probably tipis), confuse their top on a red line which crosses the bag horizontally in the middle. Its side edges are decorated with multicolored pearls. The lower part is fringed with bells made of metal cones. Two longer bangs on the ends. These small bags hung on the belt. They allowed the transport of medicinal plants.