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Strike-a-Light Bag (replica)

SKU: 4064.09.01
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Late 19th c. Southern Cheyenne style Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag handcrafted and beaded by a prominent German Plains artist Norbert Kohlruss at Travels Far Trading.

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Made by: Norbert Kohlruss (Travels Far Trading)

Manufacture year: 2009

Tribal style: Southern Cheyenne

Lenght (without fringes): 12 cm

Width: 9 cm

Metacollcection: Plains

Collection: Central Plains

Insignia type: Bags

1870-s Southern Cheyenne beaded belt strike-a-light bag is a magnificent example of how a simple utilitarian container can be transformed into an advanced work of art, and how on a small piece of leather various devices of decorating a quotidian object for housing a trivial flint stone can be ingeniously applied: beadwork, fringes, tinkle cones; and all of them being perfectly combined with each other, forming a complete and expressive composition. This is the quintessential beauty of Indian art — to do any thing so that it can be proud of.

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