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Object Number 1986.034.0001 ab
Object Name Handbag
Date 1875-1920
Culture Native American
Description Beaded shoulder bag and strap, wool and cotton backing. Square bag of deep red wool, beaded panel applied of white, blue, red, green, ochre beads in diamond pattern. Long rectangular strap with beading in diamond pattern, wool base and backing of printed cotton.

Man's bandoleer sash with accompanying bag. Great lakes region, last quarter of the 19th century-1920. Purchased by the donor's father at Holbrook Trading post, Arizona, 1920. Said to have been made by Menominee Indians. Glass beads in loom work technique on red blanket wool lined in printed cotton. White glass bead appliqué outline in diamond and "otter-tail" designs. Edged with green wool twill tape and decorated with ochre and green wool tassels. Possibly worn as dance regalia." (Native Americans through the Prism of Culture label copy, 2007)

Original catalog date: 1790
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Lexicon sub-category Personal Gear
Credit line gift of Mrs. Randolph R. Fawcett
Exhibit History-Exhibit # 44