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Nimi´ipuu (Nez Perce) quiver
ca. 1890
Otter fur, hide, wool, muslin, glass beads, silk ribbon
157 x 44 cm

Otter fur quivers are associated with the Apsáalooke (Crow) and Nimi´ipuu (Nez Perce) tribes, who enjoyed friendly relations as trading partners. While used by Nimi´ipuu, this quiver may have been made by, and traded from, the Apsáalooke, as Apsáalooke beadwork is noted for its richness of color and beautifully balanced color schemes.

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