Sioux Parfleche Case with Feather Motif, Native, Parfleche, Trunk Great Plains - Sioux, native, Native American, native: parfleche, native: parfleche: trunk
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Sioux Parfleche Case with Feather Motif, Native, Parfleche, Trunk  Great Plains - Sioux, native, Native American, native: parfleche, native: parfleche: trunk Sioux Parfleche Case with Feather Motif  Great Plains - Sioux, native, Native American, native: parfleche, native: parfleche: trunk

Sioux parfleche case with feather motif

Item Number: P1725


Sioux parfleche case. Much used. Carried on horseback. Extra tie back center. 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: Mid 19th Century

ORIGIN: Great Plains - Sioux, Native American

SIZE: 8" x 15"


PRICE $ 7,500

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