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Ojibwe or Dakota beaded bag and strap
Description Round cloth pouch, spot-stitch decorated with glass seed beads in coiled design. Bag is bound with purple ribbon and features loom-woven strap in geometric designs. Obverse features multicolored coiled bead background with 4-petaled blue flower at center; reverse has pink coiled bead background with blue and green floral motif at center. While it's certainly possible this object was collected among the Dakota, the style in which it was made strongly indicates its Anishinaabe origin. Possibly made for sale.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 27 3/4 inches length (strap length)
1/2 inch width (strap width)
3 inches diameter
Nomenclature Bag (costume accessory)
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made by (possibly) Ojibwe Indians
Made in Minnesota, United States
Subjects Collected by: Whipple, Bishop Henry Benjamin
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made by (possibly) Ojibwe Indians
Made in Minnesota, United States
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Bags & Pouches. Miscellaneous
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1860 - Not later than 1901

Credit Line Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 1841