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T0360
Description: 
Early 19th-century traders gave this type of rectangular soft-skin bag the name “possible bag.” The term is a direct translation from the Indian word meaning “a bag for every possible thing.” A more accurate term might be storage or tipi bag, as these containers held personal items and were placed inside the tipi where they doubled as pillows. When moving camp, possible bags were hung in pairs on either side of a saddle where their decoration could be admired.
Physical dimensions: 
depth 3.5 in ; height 15.25 in ; width 21.5 in
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