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Bandolier Bag

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Ojibwa artist, Bandolier Bag, ca. 1900, wool cloth and glass beads, The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection, no known copyright restrictions, 87.88.3A

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Title

Bandolier Bag

Artist

Ojibwa artist (Ojibwa)

Date

ca. 1900

Medium

wool cloth and glass beads

Dimensions (H x W x D)

40 in x 15 in

Collection Area

Native American Art

Category

Woodlands

Bags and Pouches

Object Type

bandolier bag

Cultural Group

Ojibwa/Chippewa

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection

Accession Number

87.88.3A

Copyright

no known copyright restrictions

Terms

bags

bandolier bags

beads

Ojibwa

Plains Indian

The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection

wool

Description

By 1900 bandolier bags were considered mostly decorative, to be brought out on important occasions. Chippewa bags of the early twentieth century, such as this one, are often decorated with beadwork applied directly to the cloth in an overlay stitch rather than being woven on a loom. The large panel is beaded with an asymmetrical floral design on a solid white background. Above the large panel a second area is beaded in floral designs without a background. The strap is fully beaded, again with a floral design on a solid white background. This design includes a wild variety of abstract and stylized leaves attached to vines, with a clear emphasis on asymmetry between the elements on each side of the strap.

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