This is an exceedingly rare authentic original pipe tobacco belt bag or pouch from the Ute Native American Indian people that dates to circa mid to late 19th Century. The piece shows the very uncommon and scarce “Ute Tail” design with the long slender pipe bag like pattern having the tapering bottom. The bag has excellent early period correct glass trade seed beadwork in a traditional geometric design that is sewn with the correct sinew thread, a true attribute of its early authentic age. The beadwork shows two colors in chalk white and sky padre blue. This piece is truly a rare and desirable collector’s item in that it is an early Ute Tail beaded bag dating to circa 1860-1880. The bag shows a brain tanned Indian hide construction. Provenance: From the renowned Sundog Fine Art Bozeman, Montana collection and collected by Bruce VanLandingham. Bruce VanLandingham was a pillar in the American Indian collecting community and a respected expert. Along with being an avid collector Bruce also was the sole owner of Sundog Fine Art Gallery in Bozeman which was both part museum and gallery. This wonderful piece shows a used condition with some slight tearing as shown and slight bead loss, but overall is truly a museum quality piece. Measures overall 8.25 inches in length by 2 5/8 inches wide.
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