Bag, ca. 1860

  • Meskwaki, Native American

Plant fiber, wool yarn and buckskin tie

  • Framed: Overall: 7 × 10 1/2 inches (17.8 × 26.7 cm) Overall (leather end ties): 13 3/4 inches (34.9 cm)

Founders Society Purchase

81.390

On View

  • Native American S130

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Mythology
  • Stripes
  • Zigzags
  • Geometric patterns
  • Fox
  • Weaving
  • Wool (hair)
  • Plant fiber
  • Buckskin
  • Yarn
  • Textiles
  • Figures (representations)
  • Bag (container)
  • Bag (costume accessory)
  • Tama
  • Underwater panther
  • Thunderbirds

Provenance

purchased by Milford G. Chandler [1889-1981] at Tama, Iowa, USA; Richard A. Pohrt [1911-2005] (Flint, Michigan, USA); 1981-present, purchased 1981 by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

The Art of the Great Lakes Indians. Exh. cat., Flint Institute of Arts. Flint, MI, 1973, no. 388. Phillips, R.B. "Dreams and Designs: Iconographic Problems in Great Lakes Twined Bags." Bulletin of the DIA 62, no. 1 (1986): 26-37, figs. 7-8. Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier: The Chandler-Pohrt Collection. Seattle and London: The Detroit Institute of Arts and University of Washington Press, 1992, cat. no. 20.

Rights Status

Meskwaki, Native American, Bag, ca. 1860, plant fiber, wool yarn and buckskin tie. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.390.