Plains and Plateau Parfleche.

 
 
 

REFINED FUNCTIONAL ELEGANCE.

The creation of aesthetic functional objects was an integral part of Native American life. These containers were often made from large animal hides and were used for the storage of miscellaneous items. This collection celebrates the exceptional ability of the female artists that created the parfleche and showcases the most refined and elegant, functional containers that remain to date.

 

Umatilla Parfleche Envelope

c.1890's

DV0109

Nez Perce Parfleche Enveleope

c.1880's

BV0639

Nez Perce Parfleche Envelope

c.1890's

DV0108

Yakima Parfleche Envelope

c.1890's

BV0019

Umatilla Parfleche Envelope

c.1880's

BV0014

Crow Parfleche

c.1880's-1890's

BV0764

Crow Parfleche Flat Case

c.1870's

BV0010

Sioux Flat Case Parfleche

c.1880's

CCH0015

Shoshone Parfleche Cylinder

c.1870's

BV0244

Sioux Parfleche Cylinder

c.1890's

CCH0014

 

Blackfoot Parfleche

c.1860's

CCH0013

Yakima Parfleche Cylinder

c.1880's

BV0008

Lakota Parfleche Cylinder

c.1860's

BV0009

Sioux Parfleche Elliptical Case

c.1890's

BV0479

Small Lakota Parfleche Envelope

c.1870's

BV0013

Crow Parfleche Bonnet Case

c.1870's

BV0466

Nez Perce Parfleche Cylinder

c.1880's

BV0462