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Bandolier bag with loom beading and plant designs / Unidentified

Curatorial Remarks

Bandolier bags appeared after European contact, indicating European influence. They were widely worn by Eastern Woodlands groups during the colonial period until the 20th century. Some were made with loomed beads, but others were yarn woven or made from cloth. They were primarily worn by men.

Tags: bandolier
People: Possibly Winnebago or Potawatomi
Places: Great Lakes, Prairie, Oklahoma, Kansas
Purpose: ceremonial use

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Bandolier bag with loom beading and plant designs
Unidentified (Author)
Native American; Delaware, Ho-Chunk, or Potawatomi (artist and user)
late 19th century - early 20th century
glass, cotton, velvet, wool
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