SIOUX PIPE AND BEADED AND QUILLED FRINGED HIDE PIPE BAG the pipe, of cylindrical and flattend section, decorated at each end with brass tacks, fine aged patina overall, inset to a steatite bowl with catlinite and lead inlay, together with a hide tobacco bag, stitched with opaque and metal beads, with a pair of diamonds on one side, and a butterfly design on the other, surmounted by spot-stitched floral designs; a cut-hide section below wrapped in dyed porcupine quill
Porcupine quillwork pipe bag by Teyacapan, via Flickr. A very difficult art. Note the fringe dangles are completely wrapped with flattened quills.
UNUSUAL SIOUX PICTORIAL BEADED HIDE TOBACCO BAG elaborately stitched in opaque, translucent and faceted metal beadwork, with an American and Cuban flag on the front, the reverse, with typical geometric motifs, the cut hide panel below wrapped in dyed porcupine quillwork; trimmed with tin cone pendants inserted with horsehair. length with fringe 38in.