Artist Ottawa, Native American
  • Beaded Bag
Date ca. 1870
Medium glass beads, plant fiber (possibly nettle), cotton thread
Dimensions Overall: 3 × 5 inches (7.6 × 12.7 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase
Accession Number 81.282
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
Not On View
possibly (Alfred Heath, dealer, active early 1920s, Chicago, Illinois, and Harbor Springs, Michigan, USA);
purchased by Milford G. Chandler [1889-1981];
purchased by 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. 427.

Beadwork and Textiles of the Ottawa. Exh. cat., Harbor Springs Historical Commission. Harbor Springs, 1984, p. 41, fig. 39 (ill.).

Lurie, N.O. "Beaded Twined Bags of the Great Lakes Indians." Bulletin of the DIA 62, no. 1 (1986): 39-45, figs. 9-10.