Ojibwe bandolier bag

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Description Ojibwe black wool bandolier bag with loom-woven geometric beadwork panel sewn to the lower half of its front side. The front flap is spot-stitched with a symmetric floral and leaf pattern of beads. A strip of black velvet binds the top edge; all other edges are bound with red tape. Suspended from the bottom of the bag are eleven beaded woven tabs that each terminates in a green and red yarn tassel. The strap consists of two joined lengths loom-woven beadwork; both have the same repeating pattern of crosses and leaves executed in different contrasting colors on backgrounds of two different blues.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 42 1/4 inches length (overall length)
3 1/2 inches width (strap width)
9 3/8 inches length (pocket panel)
10 3/16 inches width (pocket panel)
8 1/2 inches width (panel above pocket panel)
9 inches length (pocket opening)
4 1/2 inches length (integrated fringe)
Nomenclature Bandolier bag
Creation Made by Ojibwe Indians
Subjects Owned/used by: Mudge, Eva A.
Made by Ojibwe Indians
Ojibwe Indians--Costume.
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Bags & Pouches. Bandolier
Dates Creation: Approximately 1880
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections, Gift of Dudley H. Mudge
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 9666.7

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