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Crow parfleche packet

Item Number: AE0809_MW


Crow parfleche packet with geometric design. The term parfleche was first coined by the French fur traders and derived from the French word “parer” meaning defend and “fleche” meaning arrows, as the hide was tough enough to be used as a shield and deflect an arrow. The original containers had graphics that were maps, geographical depictions such as rivers and mountains, or symbols that told the family’s stories. Once the parfleche left the family, the story was lost and the parfleche became Native American art rather than a meaningful storyteller.

PERIOD: Late 19th Century

ORIGIN: Great Plains - Crow, Native American

SIZE: 12" x 28"


PRICE $ 5,000

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