Bag, ca. 1880

  • Meskwaki, Native American

Wool yarn, cotton cord and glass beads

  • Framed: Overall: 3 7/8 × 5 3/8 inches (9.8 × 13.7 cm)

Founders Society Purchase

81.352

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Mythology
  • Rhombuses
  • Crosses (motifs)
  • Lozenges
  • Stripes
  • Geometric patterns
  • Fox
  • Weaving
  • Beading (process)
  • Wool (hair)
  • Cotton (fiber)
  • Cord (fiber product)
  • Yarn
  • Glass
  • Beadwork
  • Textiles
  • Bag (container)
  • Bag (costume accessory)
  • Iowa
  • Underwater panther

Provenance

purchased by Milford G. Chandler [1889-1981] at Tama, Iowa, USA; 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. 426 (ill.). Burland, C. North American Indian Mythology. Middlesex, 1985, p. 58 (ill.). Lurie, N.O. "Beaded Twined Bags of the Great Lakes Indians." Bulletin of the DIA 62, no. 1 (1986): 39-45, figs. 1-2. 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. 68. Penney, David W. and George C. Longfish. Native American Art. Southport, CT, 1994, p. 76.

Rights Status

Meskwaki, Native American, Bag, ca. 1880, wool yarn, cotton cord and glass beads. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.352.