Detail View: The AMICA Library: Woven Bag

AMICA ID: 
BCM_.60.21.33
AMICA Library Year: 
2003
Object Type: 
Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
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.
Creator Nationality: 
Native American
Creator Name-CRT: 
Nez Perce, Washington
Title: 
Woven Bag
View: 
Front
Creation Date: 
1940-1950s
Creation Start Date: 
1940
Creation End Date: 
1959
Materials and Techniques: 
Hemp, husk (corn), wool (commercially dyed)
Classification Term: 
Textiles
Classification Term: 
Container
Creation Place: 
Washington, United States
Dimensions: 
Height: 9"; width: 8"
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
Rights: 
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.
Related Image Identifier Link: 
BCM_.60-21-33.tif