Tobacco Bag

Crow, Colorado

American

Tobacco Bag, ca. 1890

  • On View

Buffalo hide and glass (Venetian) beads

Dimensions: 23 3/4 × 6 3/8 in. (60.3 × 16.2 cm)

Gift of the Founders Society in honor of Marion Pohrt, 1986.105

These elaborate accessories were made by all of the Native American Plains tribes. They are recognizable by their tailoring, materials, beaded designs, and color preferences. This example comes from the Ute tribe of southern Colorado. A long narrow case for the owners' pipe stem is attached to the larger bag that would hold the tobacco and pipe bowl.

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