Antique Northern Plains or Plateau Native American Parfleche This is a fine example of older, well used storage envelopes or parfleches from Indian tribes of the Great Plains. For the connoissieur, it may be of Shoshone origin, instead. Vertical design divisions into three are many times from this tribe. They were made by the women of the tribe to transport foodstuffs and provisions for long buffalo hunting fores. Most were constructed of buffalo hide, which was cured out and painted with native mineral pigments. Designs tended to run in the family for many generations. This is a rare find.
Approximate Dimensions: 23"H X 15"W X 3"D