Woman's Beaded Bag

Description: 

Rectangular, flat, fully beaded (one side) bag. Backed and edged in red wool. Stylized, floral design in yellow-green, white red, and yellow, on a blue background done in Flat stitch technique. Buckskin handles., length: 13"; width: 9",

Original Date: 
1880-1910
Language: 
English
Rights: 
Copyright for permission to reproduce Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture/Eastern Washington State Historical Society Spokane, Washington
Source: 
AI Collection
Publisher: 
EWSHS/MAC
Identifier: 
MAC_3222
Type: 
Format: 
JPEG
Author: 
admin
Cultural Narrative: 

This is a beaded hand bag, a wool and buckskin handle, probably before 1930s. The beads are really, really old. The design is old too, like seaweed and cornhusk those were some of the earliest designs they worked from. The flowers and storied bag designs came later. Elaine Emerson

Title: 
Woman's Beaded Bag
Category: 
Artistry and Artifacts
Keywords: 
bag, beaded bag, corn husk design
Contributor: 
Identifier: 
MAC_3222_COL
Author: 
admin