Parfleche Bonnet Case american indian: head piece: bonnet, bonnet cases, northern plains, ostuw, parfleche
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Parfleche bonnet case

Item Number: D1500_JO


Northern Plains parfleche bonnet case with original long fringe. Old smoke from the teepee. 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 1870s

ORIGIN: Northern Plains

SIZE: Case 19" Fringe 14"


PRICE $ 10,000

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