Saturday for kids Parfleche
bags and how to make them will be the free program this Saturday for kids at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Thread and sinew-sewn using colors of red white-heart, pea green, greasy yellow, cobalt, translucent green, and white; brass bells with gold and navy sateen ribbons are affixed to edges of opening; beaded parfleche
tab is further embellished with single strands of beaded fringe, height 27 in.
boxes, crafted from rawhide and painted in geometric designs, illustrate one of the ways Native Americans transported belongings, much like a suitcase we would use today.
for Norval Morrisseau is done in shades of blue with an abstract representation of the Thunderbird seeming to hover in the sky over the water.
RAIL: Another one of your feather books resembles a Parfleche
Other highlights are rare parfleche
(rawhide) containers, from Evan Mauer's collection, and a basket by the famous weaver Dat-So-La-Lee, from Herbert Wellington's estate ($175,000-$225,000).
Nuts in the shell are best stored in porous containers, such as bags of paper, parfleche
, leather, netting, or cloth.
Experience the "Wonderful World of Art" by "traveling" to Australia ("Aboriginal Adventure," page 22), the Plains between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains ("Exploring American-Indian Art: Making a Parfleche
," page 28), the Canyon de Chelly in Texas ("Cave Kids: Pecos-River Style Art," page 32), West Africa ("Mini Metal Masks,' page 41), and your own family tree ("The Geography of Us," page 30).
This ochre was traded for parfleche
and cornhusk bags full of salt, which made its way from the Salt Lake area of Utah.
3 For numerous North American Indian Nations on the Great Plains, the buffalo was the source of clothing, housing, eating utensils, sleds, parfleche
as a carryall, musical instruments, cosmetics, jewelry, armor, masks, and dung for fuel (cf.
You'll find the tepee furnished much like the well-appointed Plains Indian home of old, usually with beds of skins, Hudson's Bay blankets, woven willow backrests, and parfleche
was selected as a suitable article to study.