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Parfleche was originally produced from the rawhide of a buffalo. The term derives from the French Canadian words parer “to ward off or turn aside” and flèche “arrows.” Women painted designs on rawhide while the hides were staked out to dry and before the pattern was cut. The geometric design of the flag lends itself to the traditional abstract patterns of parfleche decoration.
depth 4.25 in ; height 15 in ; width 12 in