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Native American Parfleche

Native American Parfleche Box, Sioux, 19th Century Painted Hide Plains
By Sioux Indian Art
Located in Denver, CO
Antique Sioux (Native American/Plains Indian) Parfleche in a box form constructed of rawhide and
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Antique Late 19th Century American Native American Native American Objects

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Salmon Nootka Native American Hand Drum
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
, American Indian, Native American, parfleche, tribe, Nootka, vintage, antique, memorabilia.
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Early 20th Century American Native American Native American Objects

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Salmon Nootka Native American Hand Drum
Salmon Nootka Native American Hand Drum
H 1.75 in W 8 in D 1.75 in
Northern Plains Parfleche Bonnet Case
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
, identification, or even selling – we hope to be your trusted source. Native American, Northern Plains Indian
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Antique 1870s American Native American Native American Objects

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Pair Plateau Parfleche Packets
By Plateau Indians
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
stories. Once the parfleche left the family, the story was lost and the parfleche became Native American
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Antique Early 1900s American Native American Native American Objects

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Pair Plateau Parfleche Packets
Pair Plateau Parfleche Packets
H 23 in W 11 in D 11 in
19th Century Plateau Parfleche
By Plateau Indians
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Plateau parfleche of steer or elk hide, gun barrel scraper used. Ex. LaPlant collection. Period
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Antique Late 19th Century American Native American Native American Objects

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19th Century Plateau Parfleche
19th Century Plateau Parfleche
H 24 in W 12 in D 12 in
Plateau Parfleche Envelope, circa 1900
By Plateau Indians
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
selling – we hope to be your trusted source.  Native American, Art, Parfleche, Envelope, Painted, Hide
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Antique Early 1900s American Native American Native American Objects

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19th Century Northern Plains Quilled Hair Drop
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Plains, Native American Size: 6" x 27" overall Family Owned & Operated Cisco’s Gallery deals in the rare
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Antique Late 19th Century American Native American Native American Objects

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19th Century Native American Crow Beaded Saddle
By Crow
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
, choosing a gift, identification, or even selling – we hope to be your trusted source.   Native American
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Antique Late 19th Century American Native American Native American Objects

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1870s Transitional Plateau Rawhide Parfleche Envelope with Geometric Patterns
By Plateau Indians
Located in Denver, CO
A parfleche container in an envelope form, finely painted in an abstract design. Makes a stunning
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Arapaho Beaded Moccasins
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
be your trusted source. Beadwork, Native American, Indian, Arapaho, Antique, Vintage, Moccasins.
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Arapaho Beaded Moccasins
Arapaho Beaded Moccasins
H 3 in W 10 in D 4 in
19th Century, Sioux Beaded High-Top Moccasins
By Sioux Indian Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
hard parfleche soles from the Sioux Native American Indians dating to circa 1880. The set shows stiff
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Antique Late 19th Century American Native American Native American Objects

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19th Century Sioux Beaded Moccasins
By Sioux Indian Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
cuff edging. Period: Late 19th Century Origin: Great Plains - Sioux, Native American Size: 10 1/2"L
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Antique Late 19th Century American Native American Native American Objects

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19th Century Sioux Beaded Moccasins
By Sioux Indian Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
hide. PERIOD: Late 19th Century ORIGIN: Great Plains - Sioux, Native American SIZE: 10"L Originally
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Antique Late 19th Century American Native American Native American Objects

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Native American Sioux Catlinite T Pipe
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By Native American Art
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By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
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19th Century Native Chippewa Beaded Bandolier
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
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Native American Roach, Plains, 20th Century
Located in Denver, CO
A plains Indian roach “Headdress or Hair Ornament”. Custom display stand is included. Dimensions without stand measures 15 x 15 x 16 inches. Height with stand is 21 inches.  
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Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
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19th Century Long Navajo Braided Horsehair Rope
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19th Century Sioux Quilled Hair Drop
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19th Century Native Chippewa Beaded Bandolier
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
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Lame Bull's Personal Parfleche, Burl Bowl, & Horn Spoon
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shields Lame Bull created but is very rare on parfleche) and an abstract turtle image in the center of the
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Native American Parfleche Envelope, Plateau, 19th Century
By Plateau Indians
Located in Denver, CO
Native American Parfleche Envelope with two stacked hourglass Formations from the late 19th century
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Antique Native American Parfleche Envelope, Blackfeet, circa 1875
By Native American Art
Located in Denver, CO
/geometric elements. The Blackfeet/Blackfoot tribe, part of the Plains Indian Culture Group, is native to
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Matching Pair of Native American Parfleche Envelopes, Plateau, 19th Century
Located in Denver, CO
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Native American Parfleche Envelope with Abstract Painting, 19th Century, Plateau
By Plateau Indians
Located in Denver, CO
Antique parfleche, Plateau (Native American Indian), envelope form constructed of rawhide with
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Original Vintage Native American Parfleche Box
Located in Chicago, IL
A parfleche is a Native American rawhide bag, typically used for holding dried meats and pemmican
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Antique Native American Abstract Painted Parfleche Envelope, Plateau, circa 1890
By Native American Art
Located in Denver, CO
19th century vintage Native American Parfleche container in an envelope form, finely painted circa
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Antique Native American Beaded Moccasins, Kiowa, Plains, 19th Century
By Native American Art
Located in Denver, CO
Constructed of native tanned hide and artfully beaded with blue, white and red trade beads; the
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Arrangement of 19th Century American Indian Abstract Paintings
By Native American Art
Located in Denver, CO
Eight individual Parfleche envelopes have been arranged as a wall installation. Each three
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Antique 19th Century American Native American Objects

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Located in York County, PA
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Antique Late 19th Century American Native American Objects

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Located in Denver, CO
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Located in Denver, CO
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Antique Native American Painted Parfleche Box, Sioux, circa 1880
By Sioux Indian Art
Located in Denver, CO
An antique Sioux (Plains Indian) parfleche container in a box form. Constructed of rawhide and
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Untitled 'Cheyenne Woman with Parfleche and Umbrella', Ledger Art Drawing
By James Black
Located in Denver, CO
paper drawing marked "Missouri, for the Year 1895" by contemporary Native American artist James Black
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Antique Native American Parfleche Cylinder - Sioux, 19th Century
By Sioux Indian Art
Located in Denver, CO
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Antique Native American Parfleche Envelope, Plateau, circa 1890
By Plateau Indians
Located in Denver, CO
Rawhide painted with abstract hourglass designs in natural pigment. Can be hung on the wall. Expedited and International Shipping is available; please contact us for an estimate.
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Cheyenne Woman with Baby, Horse, and Dog, Native American Ledger Art Drawing
By James Black
Located in Denver, CO
Woman with Baby, Horse, and Dog - original ledger style drawing by contemporary Native American
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Plains Indian Sioux Painted Parfleche Basket
By Sioux Indian Art
Located in Sharon, CT
An open truncated basket constructed of wire with rawhide sides, painted with geometric motifs in natural paints. Tassels, held with brass.
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Yankton Sioux Beaded Moccasins
By Sioux Indian Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Origin: Sioux Size: 10" x 4 1/2" Yankton Sioux, Native American, Beadwork, Moccasins, Native, Vintage
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Yankton Sioux Beaded Moccasins
Yankton Sioux Beaded Moccasins
H 3 in W 4.5 in D 10 in
Antique Native American Painted Parfleche Box, Plateau, 19th Century
Located in Denver, CO
pigments and red trade cloth. This was created by a North American Indian living in the Plateau cultural
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Native American Parfleche For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the native American parfleche you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each native American parfleche for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using animal skin, hide and metal. Your living room may not be complete without a native American parfleche — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Each native American parfleche bearing hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one native American parfleche that is appealing in its simplicity, but Plateau Indians, Sioux Indian Art and Native American Art produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Native American Parfleche?

Prices for a native American parfleche start at $1,675 and top out at $12,000 with the average selling for $4,400.

A Close Look at native-american Furniture

Native American broadly describes any Indigenous people in North America and encompasses hundreds of tribes and groups, all with distinct cultures. Native American–style furniture and decor likewise varies widely, from pieces created by Indigenous people to those appropriated by non-native designers.

Indigenous furniture’s rich heritage includes the bentwood boxes of the Northwest Coast carved from cedar for storing household or ceremonial objects. Generations of Native American people have made baskets for holding household items, with those in the Northeast using sweetgrass and those in the Southeast using pine needles and wicker. Artisans in the Plateau region wove watertight pieces like cradles from plant materials. Although these objects were intricately made, they were usually utilitarian rather than decorative.

The colonization of North America and the removal of Indigenous people from their lands led to the suppression of these practices. Many styles that used Native American motifs — such as Southwestern style, which was heavily influenced by the geometric patterns of Navajo textiles — have historically not involved Indigenous creators and, instead, have taken their traditions without their tribal context.

When decorating a home with Native American–style furniture, it is important to do so respectfully, by understanding the origins of motifs and objects and examining who profits from their sale. There are now Indigenous-led companies, such as Cherokee designer Cray Bauxmont-Flynn’s Amatoya and Totem House Design, promoting Indigenous work in furniture and home decor. Supporting Indigenous artists and artisans is essential to confronting the still pervasive issue of cultural appropriation in design.

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As part of thoughtful home decor, antique and vintage Native American objects — works created by Native American artists and artisans — can bring rich textures and colors into a space.

Art collecting can be done in a socially and environmentally conscious way that reinvests in local communities. Tribal art is traditionally crafted with earth-friendly materials that respect the environment.

Textiles have long been objects of art and utility for Native Americans. Traditional weaving techniques involve material made from plant and animal fibers. Different tribes have woven distinctive patterns and colors into blankets, rugs and garments, such as the vibrant geometric shapes woven from wool by the Navajo.

After metal and glass beads were introduced to North America by Europeans, they became a popular form of art. Intricate beading appears on clothing, jewelry and other objects. Beadwork not only looks stunning, but it is also deeply emblematic of Native American ethnicity and can be used to pass stories handed down from generation to generation. Beaded garments have often been commissioned for important events like weddings, dances and celebrations.

Native Americans initially created pottery out of necessity to carry water and store food. For centuries, artists have decorated jugs, vases and other vessels, from designs etched into clay to experimentation with firing methods for unique finishes.

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Questions About Native American Parfleche
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    A Native American artifact is any object that provides insight into the lives and history of native people in America. These items range from carved stone pipes, weapons for hunting, tools for cooking, pottery, jewelry and more. Find a collection of artifacts on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The most well-known Native American blankets come from Navajo weaving, which are prized by collectors worldwide. Originally utilitarian, the Navajo people began creating blankets specifically for export and tourism in the 19th century. Shop a collection of Navajo blankets from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    What Native American drums are called varies by type. Ones designed to rest in the player's lap are hand drums, while instruments that hold water used primarily by the Iroquois and Yaqui are water drums. Large freestanding drums that produce loud percussive sounds are powwow drums. The Aztec and Hopi used foot drums. You'll find a range of Native American drums on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Native American slippers are called moccasins. Moccasins are characterized by their U-shaped puckered toe design and are crafted with various leathers such as sheepskin or buffalo. They may or may not be decorated with beading. Shop a collection of authentic moccasins from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
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    It depends on which region the beads were made since they were created out of available materials found in the land around them. In the Eastern Woodlands, white and purple marine shell beads were called “wampum”. You can shop a collection of Native American beadwork from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
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    To identify Native American baskets, you can research the patterns using authoritative online resources to try and determine which tribe produced it. However, many replicas exist and there are many tribes that produced baskets. As a result, it is a good idea to consult a licensed appraiser. On 1stDibs, find a variety of expertly vetted Native American baskets.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    What a Native American headdress represents depends on what tribe produced it. In general, headdresses may symbolize a person's status within the tribe or serve as a sign of bravery during battle. You'll find a selection of Native American headdresses on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    What Native Americans used to produce baskets varied from tribe to tribe. Generally, craftsmen used whatever materials were readily available. In the Northeast, sweet grass was a common material, while pine needles and wicker are frequently found in baskets produced by tribes in the Southeast. Find a range of vintage and antique baskets on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    In the Native American language of Powhatan spoken by the Algonquian indigenous people, moccasin refers to a hand-sewn suede bootie. Today, people may call any shoes that feature stitched round toes by the name. Shop a variety of moccasins on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are a wide array of different dolls made by the various tribes of Native American peoples. Some of the most well-known are the kachinas made by the Navajo, Hopi and Pueblo peoples. Shop an array of Native American dolls on 1stDibs.
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    To tell if Native American jewelry is real, have it evaluated by a licensed and experienced appraiser. Because every tribe has its own designs and identifying characteristics, it is usually not possible to determine authenticity using only online resources. Find a collection of expertly vetted Native American jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    A number of Native American tribes are known for pottery, including the Cheyenne, Cherokees, Hopi, Iroquois, Navajo Pueblo and Shoshone. Artisans from each indigenous group have their own style. For example, Hopi pottery is often a red-brown color and decorated with black designs, while Navajo pottery is deeper brown and usually has a high-gloss finish. Find a selection of Native American pottery on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    What rattles symbolize in Native American culture varies from tribe to tribe. Some indigenous people believe they serve as connections between the natural and spiritual worlds. Others believe they represent the ties between animals, plants and minerals. In addition, rattles sometimes symbolize independence. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Native American rattles.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The two types of Native American beadwork are called the “lazy stitch” or “lane stitch” and the “tack stitch” or “flat stitch”. You can shop a collection of Native American beadwork from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.