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Mirror board and pouch

Piikani Blackfeet (Northern Piegan) mirror board and pouch
ca. 1860
Piikani Reserve, Alberta, Canada
Wood, coyote fur, hide, glass beads, brass tacks, pigment
59 x 22 cm
Collected by Donald Cadzow

Inside this pouch is a wooden mirror board—now missing its mirror—decorated with brass tacks. The pouch hangs from a coyote fur shoulder sash. The beaded double figure, or double-headed figure, on the pouch, may represent its owner’s spirit protector.

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