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A woven Ottawa charm bag with an abstracted bird design on one side | Donald Ellis Gallery
A woven Ottawa charm bag with an abstracted feline design on the other side| Donald Ellis Gallery

Charm Bag

Ottawa (?)
Western Great Lakes

ca. 1780 – 1810

vegetal fiber, buffalo hair, hide

height: 5 ¼"
width: 7 ½"

Inventory # W3127

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PROVENANCE

Private collection, Europe

RELATED EXAMPLES

National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, No. 1902.329 – See: Patterns of Power, Phillips, McMichael Canadian Collection, Kleinberg, Ontario, 1984, pl. 20

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Nos. 1954.978 and 1954.979 – See: On The Border, Native American Weaving Traditions of the Great Lakes and Prairie, Plains Art Museum, Moorehead, Minnesota, 1990, pls. H116 and H119

Museum Fur Volkerkunde, Wein, Nos. 131735 and 131736 – See: Indianer Nordamerikas, Feest, Museum Fur Volkerkunde, 1968, pl. 7