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Shoulder Bag

Delaware or Shawnee,

Southeastern United States

ca. 1830-40

walnut dyed hide, wool, cotton cloth, glass beads, dyed deer hair and tin cones

pouch: 10" × 9"

strap: 51" × 3 ½"

Inventory # CW4314-168

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This beautiful and rare bandolier bag stands alone in the rectangular pouch being manufactured from walnut dyed hide (commonly described as black dyed buckskin). All other extant examples exhibit trade cloth which can be seen in the strap of this beautiful bag.

PROVENANCE

Private Collection, England
Donald Ellis Gallery, Dundas, Ontario
Private collection, Toronto, Ontario

PUBLISHED

Donald Ellis Gallery catalogue, Toronto, 2005, pg. 33

RELATED EXAMPLES

The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection, New York, NY – See: Native Paths: American Indian Art From the Charles and Valerie Diker Collection, Wardwell, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1998, pg. 44, pl. 30

For a similar but misidentified example now in the Museum of the American Indian (Cat. No. 10/9723), See: Indian Art in America, Dockstader, Promontory Press, New York, pl. 243

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