A saddle bag (Native American Ute Indian) used by Chipeta who died in 1924. The saddle bag is made of buckskin cut into a rectangular shape. It has a canvas backing that is edged with brass studs, wool trim and fringe. It is decorated with zigzag, triangle and cross designs in multicolor beadwork and brass jingle bells.
[between 1875 and 1915]
Accession ID: E.1854; History Colorado.; Curatorial note supplied by History Colorado: "Saddle bag belonged to Chipeta, who died in 1924. Italian beads udes[sic] in beadwork not available after 1915, so this predated that year. Made of buckskin, cut rectangular in shape, canvas backing, edged with brass studs over red wool trim and fringe at all edges (longer at bottom than at sides). Buckskin is split in central area. Beaded at base on each side (and along back edge with orange, dark and light blue, and faceted brass beads in a cross motif), all with a white background, chevron and square motifs-red, dark and light blue, translucent green, dark green, greasy yellow bead colors. Central portion of saddlebag is left bare, save for a linear zig-zag of beadwork forming three peaks, just above the lower white ground on each side. Zig-zags are of orange, blue, and faceted brass beads, topped off by three inverted triangles, one at each peak. Triangles are of translucent blue, white, orange, and dark blue beads, which were once surmounted with brass jingle bells, of which only two remain."; Object ID: E.1854.1; Scanned image from loaned transparency including Object ID.; Title supplied.; R7200029179
1 saddle bag buckskin and beadwork
Is Part Of
History Colorado, Department of Material Culture
Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1870-1920.; Ute Indians--Arts & crafts--1870-1920.; Saddlebags--1870-1920.; Chipeta--Associated objects.