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Parfleche

<p>Parfleche, 18<sup>th</sup>-19<sup>th</sup> centuries, raw and polychromed hide, 23 &times; 85 &times; 35 cm, Canada</p>

Parfleche, 18th-19th centuries, raw and polychromed hide, 23 × 85 × 35 cm, Canada

A leather bag made of a single piece, with green and red decoration. Two horses are depicted on the sides. The North American nomads used this object to carry personal items, clothes and food. The horses painted on the hide do not seem to have any special meaning.

This object forms part of the native culture of Canada and the northern United States. The heirs of this culture now live in reservations.

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