Flute Bag, Inspired by 19th Century Southern Cheyenne Pipe Bag
- Reference: FC1158
- Origin: Firewind Creations.
- Period: Contemporary Historical Recreation
- Size: Full length 110cm.
- Price: OWNER’S COLLECTION
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Flute Bag, Inspired by 19th century Southern Cheyenne Pipe Bag
This piece is a large and magnificent contemporary flute bag, created in the style of a heavily adorned Southern Cheyenne pipe bag from the second half of the 19th century. Made of Canadian elk leather, the bag itself measures 68 cm, and 110cm including the fringe.
The typical traditional motif is beaded using the lane stitch technique with antique French and Venetian seed beads, in traditional period colors: white, Bodmer Blue (translucent), light blue, greasy yellow, translucent ruby red.
Thunderbird design on the body of the bag.
Rolled mouth edge of bag beaded using the whip stitch technique.
Flap adorned with seed bead edge, antique solid brass beads, antique cobalt blue Venetian beads, hand-made tin cones, mineral pigment-dyed horse hair.
The flap, for practical protection purposes, is the only liberty I have taken in regards to a traditional construction. On an antique pipe bag, there is no flap, the mouth edge would be rolled and whip-stitched all around, with a sliding lace closure, and the triangular elements, symbolizing hide legs, would be sewn on the front underneath the rolled mouth of the bag.
The finished piece was smoked over a campfire, with white sage, juniper and cedar.
Original one-of-a-kind creation.
This cedar flute is a beautiful creation of the extremely talented Charles Littleleaf, from Warm Springs, Oregon. Be sure to check out his stunning work and amazing flute gallery.
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