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Bandolier Bag

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Beads, cloth, wool, silk, and metal bells
  • Possible Place Made: Michigan, United States
  • DATES early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 39 3/8 × 19 in. (100 × 48.3 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    CREDIT LINE Dick S. Ramsay Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Woven bag that is decorated with beaded floral pattern with a fringe of flat beaded bands ending in yarn tassels along the bottom edge. These bags are worn across the shoulder by men as an accessory. Condition: poor; losses throughout, major conservation needed to stabilize for exhibition.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Hochunk. Bandolier Bag, early 20th century. Beads, cloth, wool, silk, and metal bells, 39 3/8 × 19 in. (100 × 48.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 38.632. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 38.632_acetate_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 38.632_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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