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Wool yarn and glass beads
Founders Society Purchase
Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
(dealer, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA)
October 1979, purchased by Richard A. Pohrt [1911-2005] (Flint, Michigan, USA) at a gun show in Ohio, USA
1981-present, purchased 1981 by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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. 16.
North American, Native American, Sash, ca. 1830, wool yarn and glass beads. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.132.
North American, Native American
Canadian, Native American
Ojibwa, Native American