Lot 41: PRAIRIE TRIBE BEADED BAG FORM OF GOLD POKE? NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN BEADWORK
TERRA INCOGNITA Fall Western Cowboy, Native American, Sporting, Advertising, Decoy, Gun, Knife, & Photography Auction
November 1, 2016
Chicago, IL, USALive Auction
Description: This bag is beaded on both sides with extremely small beads, the hide is brain-tanned with fringe on the edges. The bag is in the style of an early gold poke (a bag that miners kept gold in). Prairie beadwork is difficult at best to acquire, there is not very many examples. 10" L, 3 1/2" W. With the fringe it measures 121/4" L, 8" wide. This is a rare bag from a rare tribe.