37c Kutenai Parfleche stamp

United States Postal Service2004-08-24

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum
Washington, DC, United States

Containers of folded or sewn rawhide, known as parfleches, were traditionally used by Plains and Plateau tribal groups to store and transport food and material possessions. These utilitarian objects were painted with colorful and distinctive geometric patterns that had both aesthetic appeal and spiritual significance. This Kutenai parfleche was collected in 1900, probably in Idaho.
American Museum of Natural History
New York, New York

Scott Catalogue USA: 3873b

Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.

Museum ID: 2005.2003.111.2


  • Title: 37c Kutenai Parfleche stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 2004-08-24
  • Subject Keywords: Kutenai Parfleche, stamp
  • Medium: paper; ink (multicolored) / photogravure

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