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Colors of Pipe Bag The colors used to dye the porcupine quills came from plants and mineral deposits. The colors chosen to decorate an object like this pipe bag were symbolic, but the object itself determined their meaning. On a pipe bag red is the most sacred color and may represent blood or life. Black and dark blue sometimes mean victory or the number of enemies killed. White stands for winter, which was an honorable time for war.

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