Nez Perce Parfleche nez perce, parfleche, parfleche packets, plateau
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Nez perce parfleche

Item Number: I1140


Nez Perce parfleche packet. Came directly off the reservation near Lewiston, ID. May be older than we think. 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: Circa 1900

ORIGIN: Nez Perce, Plateau, Idaho

SIZE: 12" x 29"


PRICE $ 4,500

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