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Maker(s):Anonymous
Culture:Native American; Inuit
Title:Tobacco Pouch
Date Made:1860s-present
Type:Personal Equipment; Container
Materials:glass seed beads, thread, trade cloth
Place Made:United States; Alaska; Inuit Nunangat (Northern Canada--Nunavut, northern Ontario, Newfoundland, Labrador, Northwest Territories); Northern Alaska and Little Diomede Island
Measurements:closed: 1 1/2 x 5 in.; 3.81 x 12.7 cm
Accession Number:  SC 1960.156
Credit Line:Gift of Charlotte Heussy McAllister, class of 1930
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art
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Description:
This beaded tobacco pouch features a beaded panel on either end that are twisted to open, revealing a central compartment that is made out of sewn red and blue trade cloth. Tobacco would have been stored in this compartment. One beaded end displays a "swirling" red and yellow motif, whereas the other has a yellow, pink, green, blue, and white floral motif. AP2018

Tags:
pouches; smoking; beads

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