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Blackfoot beaded saddle bag

81" overall length. Two large beaded panels with white field. Light blue, black, brown, dark blue beads with hourglass motif. Red stroud trim with orange and white beads. White fringe.
Tanned elk hide. Tanned by Margaret Marsu. Beading by Cecile White Calf.
Pictured in Good Medicine Book.
Traditionally sewn.
Circa: 1885-90
Excellent condition

Use: Carrying dried meat, pemeican, extra clothing. Primarily of ceremonial use. Thrown over the back side of a horse behind the saddle.

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