bag with fully beaded pouch, strap and tassels at bottom and at top of strap; black velvet panel beaded with leaf shapes above pouch; blue and red yarn tassels; grey and white striped cloth on back of body

Bandolier Bag, c. 1870

Beads, cotton, woolexpand_more

Gift of Mary Joann Jundtexpand_more  2002.166

Not on Viewexpand_more

This bandolier bag features abstracted representations of leaves, flowers and berries, which are essential elements of traditional Anishinabe lifestyle. One strap has a series of small hourglass-shaped figures, symbolizing Thunderbirds. Thunderbirds are a manito, or spiritual force, representing the power of the sky.

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Title
Bandolier Bag
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2002.166
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bag with fully beaded pouch, strap and tassels at bottom and at top of strap; black velvet panel beaded with leaf shapes above pouch; blue and red yarn tassels; grey and white striped cloth on back of body