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Native American Artist

Bag, c. 1920
Grass and leather
9 7/8 x 9 5/8 in. (25.08 x 24.45 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Basketmaking (Twining)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward H. Angle
Accession Number: P0010
Rectangular, one side decorated with woven designs in geometric patterns, other side decorated with striped patterns. Purple, green, gold and red predominate. Small handle of hide at top. Twined construction. Intermontane region.

Indian hemp, string, cornhusk, and commercial yarn

Cornhusk bags of plain two-strand twining were made by most of the groups on the Columbia and Snake River plateau, and are known as Nez Perce twined bags. Each cornhusk bag face features a decorative arrangement of designs executed in false embroidery.

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 19, fig. 8.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 9 7/8 x 9 5/8 in. (25.08 x 24.45 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Overall Dimensions: 18 1/2 in. (46.99 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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