Shoulder Bag, ca. 1860

  • Delaware, Native American

Wool fabric, cotton fabric and thread, silk ribbon and glass beads

  • Overall: 22 × 17 × 1 inches (55.9 × 43.2 × 2.5 cm) Mount (cloth-covered support): 1/8 inches (0.3 cm)

Founders Society Purchase

81.216

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Triangles (polygons)
  • Cones
  • Cruciform
  • Crosses (motifs)
  • Plant-derived motifs
  • Lozenges
  • Floral patterns
  • Geometric patterns
  • Delaware
  • Weaving
  • Beading (process)
  • Embroidering
  • Ribbon
  • Thread
  • Leaf (plant material)
  • Fringe
  • Cotton (textile)
  • Silk (textile)
  • Wool (textile)
  • Glass
  • Beadwork
  • Shoulder bag
  • Bandolier bag
  • Oklahoma

Museum of Natural History and Science (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)

23 June 1978, acquired by exchange by Richard A. Pohrt, Flint, Michigan, 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. 48. "FAMILY ART GAME", DIA Advertising Supplement, DETROIT NEWS, April 10, 1983, p 19 (ill). Penney, David W. and George C. Longfish, Native American Art, Southport, CT: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc., 1994, pp. 60-61. Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier: A Portfolio New York: The New Press, 1995, plate no. 4.

Delaware, Native American, Shoulder Bag, ca. 1860, wool fabric, cotton fabric and thread, silk ribbon and glass beads. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.216.