Artist Meskwaki, Native American
  • Bag
Date ca. 1860
Medium plant fiber, wool yarn and buckskin tie
Dimensions Overall: 7 × 10 1/2 inches (17.8 × 26.7 cm)
Overall (leather end ties): 13 3/4 inches (34.9 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase
Accession Number 81.390
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
On View Native American S130, Level 1 (see map)
purchased by Milford G. Chandler [1889-1981] at Tama, Iowa, USA;
Richard A. Pohrt [1911-2005] (Flint, Michigan, USA);
1981-present, purchased 1981 by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
The Art of the Great Lakes Indians. Exh. cat., Flint Institute of Arts. Flint, MI, 1973, no. 388.

Phillips, R.B. "Dreams and Designs: Iconographic Problems in Great Lakes Twined Bags." Bulletin of the DIA 62, no. 1 (1986): 26-37, figs. 7-8.

Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier: The Chandler-Pohrt Collection. Seattle and London: The Detroit Institute of Arts and University of Washington Press, 1992, cat. no. 20.