Charm Bag, ca. 1850

  • Chippewa, Native American

Wool, silk and beads

  • Framed: Overall: 2 5/8 × 4 inches (6.7 × 10.2 cm) Overall (length of fringe): 2 1/2 inches (6.4 cm)

Founders Society Purchase

81.283

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Lozenges
  • Zigzags
  • Geometric patterns
  • Beading (process)
  • Silk (textile)
  • Wool (textile)
  • Textiles
  • Charms
  • Bag (container)
  • Bag (costume accessory)
  • Michigan
  • Hourglasses (motifs)

Provenance

early 1920s, purchased by Milford G. Chandler [1889-1981] from a Native American family in "Saganeen, Michigan" [sic]; purchased by Richard A. Pohrt [1911-2005] (Flint, Michigan, USA); 1981-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

Chippewa, Native American, Charm Bag, ca. 1850, wool, silk and beads. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.283.