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Woven Utility Bag with Thunderbird Design

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Slippery elm, nettles, buffalo wool or hemp, dye
DATES late 19th century
DIMENSIONS 11 13/16 x 22 1/16 in. (30 x 56 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1904, Museum Collection Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This tightly woven bag has an elegant, dark blue, thunderbird design woven on natural color one side and a blue and natural stripe with a orange/red stripe on the reverse. Reviewed by Matha Gradolf, Winnebago (Hochunk) weaver from Nebraska 5/3/05.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Hochunk. Woven Utility Bag with Thunderbird Design, late 19th century. Slippery elm, nettles, buffalo wool or hemp, dye, 11 13/16 x 22 1/16 in. (30 x 56 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1904, Museum Collection Fund, 04.297.6954. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.04.297.6954_view1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.04.297.6954_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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