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Chippewa Artist

Bandoleer Bag, c. 1885
Cloth and beads
36 x 10 7/8 in. (91.44 x 27.62 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Sewing and beadworking
Credit Line: Pomona College Collection
Accession Number: P5162
Square navy blue wool bag with intricate beadwork on white background. Carrying strap is 11 cm wide and covered with yellow and pink floral beadwork on white background. Edged in red silk ribbon. Bottom has nine beaded tassels finished with a tuft of green wool.

glass beads and cloth

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 77, fig. 264.
Photographed by "Time-Life," June 27, 1977.
Photographed by R.K. Liu for "The Bead Journal," November 15, 1976.
See 'Art of the Great Lakes Indians,' Flint Institute of the Arts, 1973, p. 59.

Remnants of a large red and white adhesive paper tag are adhered to the back side. Handwritten in faded ink, the legible portion reads, "Mrs. J. C. Weeler / Pocaletlo".

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  • Overall Dimensions: 36 x 10 7/8 in. (91.44 x 27.62 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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