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 Envelope

c.1890's

DV0108

Crow Parfleche Flat Case

c.1870's

BV0010

Sioux Flat Case Parfleche

c.1880's

CCH0015

Sioux Parfleche Cylinder

c.1890's

CCH0014

 

Blackfoot Parfleche

c.1860's

CCH0013

Lakota Parfleche Cylinder

c.1860's

BV0009

Sioux Parfleche Elliptical Case

c.1890's

BV0479

Small Lakota Parfleche Envelope

c.1870's

BV0013