Mat Needle Case with Needles, ca. 1860

  • Potawatomi, Native American

Wood and bone

  • Framed: Overall: 1 1/8 × 13 5/8 × 2 1/8 inches (2.9 × 34.6 × 5.4 cm)

Founders Society Purchase

81.380

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Weaving
  • Sewing
  • Wood
  • Bone
  • Needles
  • Tools
  • Case (container)
  • Sewing box
  • Wisconsin

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. 313. Phillips, R.B. "Dreams and Designs: Iconographic Problems in Great Lakes Twined Bags." Bulletin of the DIA 62, no. 1 (1986): 26-37, fig. 21.

Rights Status

Potawatomi, Native American, Mat Needle Case with Needles, ca. 1860, wood and bone. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.380.