Plains Parfleche cases

We have recently acquired a collection of 19th century parfleche cases. These pouches are made out of stiffened rawhide and are painted with geometric designs. The Plains Indians carried their clothing, tools, and personal treasures in these type of cases as they traveled, following the buffalo.

Here are photos and information about each of these 3 parfleches. All are in excellent condition.  Each can be purchased individually or as an outstanding collection of parfleches.

Each can also be seen on our website by clicking the link:

Northern Plains parfleche, probably Nez Perces. 12" wide x 24" long. Circa 1900. Ex: Morningstar Gallery, 1987; Private Collection. $2300. (mc1932).  http://www.marcyburns.com/beadwork-and-wood-collection/plains-parfleche-case-probably-nez-perces

Northern Plains parfleche, probably Nez Perces. 12" wide x 24" long. Circa 1900. Ex: Morningstar Gallery, 1987; Private Collection. $2300. (mc1932). 

http://www.marcyburns.com/beadwork-and-wood-collection/plains-parfleche-case-probably-nez-perces

Plains parfleche case, probably Blackfoot. 12" wide x 20" long. Circa 1890-1900. Ex: Morningstar Gallery, 1987; Private Collection. $1900. (mc1931) https://marcyburns.squarespace.com/beadwork-and-wood-collection/parfleche-case-probably-blackfoot

Plains parfleche case, probably Blackfoot. 12" wide x 20" long. Circa 1890-1900. Ex: Morningstar Gallery, 1987; Private Collection. $1900. (mc1931)

https://marcyburns.squarespace.com/beadwork-and-wood-collection/parfleche-case-probably-blackfoot

Plains parfleche case, 14" wide x 28" long. Circa 1890. Ex: Morningstar Gallery, 1987; Private Collection. $4500. (mc1933) https://marcyburns.squarespace.com/config#/|/beadwork-and-wood-collection/parfleche-bag-probably-crow

Plains parfleche case, 14" wide x 28" long. Circa 1890. Ex: Morningstar Gallery, 1987; Private Collection. $4500. (mc1933)

https://marcyburns.squarespace.com/config#/|/beadwork-and-wood-collection/parfleche-bag-probably-crow