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Pipe bags held the owner’s pipe bowl, pipe stem, tobacco, and other important objects. The elongated red and white diamond shapes above the panel of beadwork represent eagle feathers and refer to sacred blessings. The long tabs with beaded edges around the opening, tin cones, and the long fringe at the bottom of the bag are characteristic of Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne) design. Among the Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), the production of quill and beadwork was restricted to women who were members of craft guilds.
width 6 in ; height 16 ; length 25.5 in