Bag, ca. 1865

  • Meskwaki, Native American

Wool and silk

  • Framed: Overall: 7 5/8 × 9 1/2 inches (19.4 × 24.1 cm) Overall (flap): 7 5/8 × 4 1/2 inches (19.4 × 11.4 cm) Overall (fringe): 2 1/2 inches (6.4 cm)

Founders Society Purchase

81.387

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Triangles (polygons)
  • Abstraction
  • Cones
  • Lozenges
  • Scalloping
  • Checker pattern
  • Stripes
  • Fox
  • Appliqué
  • Embroidering
  • Wool (hair)
  • Fringe
  • Silk (textile)
  • Wool (textile)
  • Textiles
  • Bag (container)
  • Bag (costume accessory)
  • Iowa

Provenance

Milford G. Chandler [1889-1981]; purchased by 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. 129.

Rights Status

Meskwaki, Native American, Bag, ca. 1865, wool and silk. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.387.