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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE CALIFORNIA COLLECTION

Crow Beaded and Fringed Hide Mirror Bag
Estimate
25,00045,000
LOT SOLD. 31,250 USD
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87

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE CALIFORNIA COLLECTION

Crow Beaded and Fringed Hide Mirror Bag
Estimate
25,00045,000
LOT SOLD. 31,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Crow Beaded and Fringed Hide Mirror Bag
the rectangular pouch finely sinew sewn in glass beadwork, with an hourglass design enclosed by classic geometric devices, suspended on a hide strap, overlaid with red wool cloth panels and decorated with additional beaded details, trimmed with white beads; a long fringed panel on the lower edge.
length with fringe 35in.
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Catalogue Note

For a discussion of Crow mirror bags see Barbara Loeb, "American Indian Art Magazine," Winter 1980, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 46-53: "The mirror bag is also a man's bag, and like the bandoleer bag, is more rare than its fame would suggest. Only eighteen and one-half mirror bags in the 1870-1930s style have been located...The earliest record of a mirror bag is in a sketch made by Swiss artist Rudolph Kurz in 1851. In the early days the mirror bag held a large hand mirror with which a man could check his face paint, hair or general appearance." 

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