Nez Perce, Washington / Woven Bag / 1940-1950sNez Perce, Washington
Woven Bag

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Creator Nationality: Native American
Creator Name-CRT: Nez Perce, Washington
Title: Woven Bag
View: Back
Creation Start Date: 1940
Creation End Date: 1959
Creation Date: 1940-1950s
Creation Place: Washington, United States
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Textiles
Classification Term: Container
Materials and Techniques: Hemp, husk (corn), wool (commercially dyed)
Dimensions: Height: 9"; width: 8"
Description: Rectangular, flat, twined bag of tightly twined hemp, covered with corn blue husk, false embroidery and decorated with commercial wood embroidery; rim is lined with red wool and there is a short leather strap; designs are geometric and differ on either side of the bag; one side has four opposed triangles filled with colorful geometric elements; other side has a more linear pattern with elements stemming from a central median band.
AMICA Contributor: Brooklyn Children's Museum
Owner Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
ID Number: 60.21.33
Credit Line: Gift of International Business Machines, 1960
Context: The twined bag was common to most of the Indians of northern North America except to the east. However, only the Northern Plateau Indians used cornhusk for false embroidered covering. Bags like this were used as pouches or carry-alls.
AMICA ID: BCM_.60.21.33
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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