Shoulder Bag, ca. 1890

  • Potawatomi, Native American

Glass beads, cotton fabric and yarn, silk ribbon, wool tassels

  • Overall: 42 1/4 × 13 1/2 inches (107.3 × 34.3 cm) Overall (bag): 20 7/8 × 13 1/2 inches (53 × 34.3 cm) Overall (first beaded panel): 10 5/8 × 2 inches (27 × 5.1 cm) Overall (second beaded panel): 11 3/8 × 1 1/8 inches (28.9 × 2.9 cm) Overall (third beaded panel): 15 1/2 × 13 inches (39.4 × 33 cm) Overall (beaded shoulder band): 43 1/4 × 4 1/2 inches (109.9 × 11.4 cm)

Founders Society Purchase

81.467

On View

  • Native American S130

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Rectangles
  • Cruciform
  • Lozenges
  • Geometric patterns
  • Ribbon
  • Fringe
  • Tassel
  • Silk (fiber)
  • Cotton (textile)
  • Wool (textile)
  • Yarn
  • Glass
  • Beadwork
  • Bag (container)
  • Bag (costume accessory)
  • Shoulder bag
  • Wisconsin

purchased by Milford G. Chandler [1889-1981] in Wisconsin, USA

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

1981-present, purchased 1981 by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

The Art of the Great Lakes Indians. Exh. cat., Flint Institute of Arts. Flint, MI, 1973, no. 205. 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. 54. Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier: A Portfolio. New York, 1995, plate no. 3.

Potawatomi, Native American, Shoulder Bag, ca. 1890, glass beads, cotton fabric and yarn, silk ribbon, wool tassels. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.467.