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Shoulder Bag, ca. 1870

  • Potawatomi, Native American

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

  • Overall: 40 × 11 3/4 inches (101.6 × 29.8 cm) Overall (bag only, when closed): 6 × 6 1/8 inches (15.2 × 15.6 cm) Overall (band, including fringe): 84 1/4 × 3 1/8 inches (214 × 7.9 cm) Overall (band only): 39 1/2 × 3 1/8 inches (100.3 × 7.9 cm)

Founders Society Purchase

81.61

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Crosses (motifs)
  • Plant-derived motifs
  • Stars
  • Floral patterns
  • Geometric patterns
  • Stitching
  • Weaving
  • Twining
  • Ribbon
  • Thread
  • Fringe
  • Tassel
  • Cotton (textile)
  • Silk (textile)
  • Wool (textile)
  • Yarn
  • Glass
  • Beadwork
  • Shoulder bag
  • Bandolier bag
  • Kansas

Dr. John Linscott (Mayetta, Kansas, USA). (Lynn Munger, dealer, Fremont, Indiana, 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. 212. 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. 49.

Potawatomi, Native American, Shoulder Bag, ca. 1870, glass beads, wool fabric and yarn, cotton fabric and thread, silk ribbon. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.61.