Shoulder Bag, between 1750 and 1800

  • Menominee, Native American

Blackened buckskin, porcupine quills and plant fiber

  • Overall: 25 × 7 1/4 × 1/4 inches (63.5 × 18.4 × 0.6 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, New Endowment Fund, General Endowment Fund, and J. Lawrence Buell, Jr. Fund

1988.68

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Triangles (polygons)
  • Lozenges
  • Floral patterns
  • Geometric patterns
  • Menomini
  • Plant fiber
  • Fringe
  • Quill (spine)
  • Buckskin
  • Shoulder bag
  • Bandolier bag
  • Wisconsin
  • Great lakes

Richard A. Pohrt [1911-2005] (Flint, Michigan, USA)

1988-present, purchased by Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier: The Chandler-Pohrt Collection. Seattle and London, 1992, cat. no. 4. Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier: A Portfolio. New York, 1995, plate no. 1.

possibly Menominee, Native American, Shoulder Bag, between 1750 and 1800, blackened buckskin, porcupine quills and plant fiber. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, New Endowment Fund, General Endowment Fund, and J. Lawrence Buell, Jr. Fund, 1988.68.