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Geometric design bandolier bag
Description Shoulder bag consisting of a single piece of black wool folded over itself to form an unlined pocket with a wide shoulder strap attached. The lower front of the pocket is covered with loom-woven geometric pattern beadwork that has twelve woven beadwork tabs suspended from the bottom, each terminating in a red and green wool yarn tassel. The panel of beadwork is framed by red wool bias tape that is beaded with a geometric ottertail pattern. The pocket flap has floral beadwork spot-stitched to the black wool. The strap is covered with several large loom-woven panels, each with a different geometric design. The top of the strap has additional woven beadwork tabs that terminate in yarn tassels. The bag is bound with red wool bias tape. The strap is bound with olive green wool bias tape. The bag was obtained at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 41 inches length (overall)
4 inches width (strap)
10 inches length (pocket panel)
11 inches width (pocket panel)
6 5/8 inches length (panel above pocket)
5 inches length (integrated fringe at bottom of bag)
3 3/4 inches length (integrated fringe at top of bag on shoulder strap)
7 1/2 inches length (horizontal strip on strap)
15 1/4 inches length (horizontal strip above pocket panel)
Nomenclature Bandolier bag
Creation Made by (possibly) Teton Dakota
Made by (possibly) Ojibwe Indians
Subjects Used at: Pine Ridge Agency
Made by (possibly) Teton Dakota
Made by (possibly) Ojibwe Indians
Collected in Pine Ridge, Shannon County, South Dakota, United States
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Bags & Pouches. Bandolier
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1880 - Not later than 1889

Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections, Gift of Eugene C. Alder
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 8616.15