A Fine Woodlands Native North American Ojibwa or Winnebago Bandoleer Bag

A Fine Woodlands Native North American Ojibwa or Winnebago Bandoleer Bag

1800 to 1900 North American

Offered by Finch & Co

Sold
Request Information Call Dealer
Favourite Item
A Fine Woodlands Native North American Ojibwa or Winnebago Bandoleer Bag
Wool, fabric and yarn, trade cloth and glass beads (two tassles lacking)
Circa 1870 – 1875

Size : 103 cm long, 34 cm wide – 40½ ins long, 13½ ins wide
Provenance : Collected by Frank Shute who travelled to Winnebago, Lake Michigan in the early 1870’s. Inherited by his brother Frederick Thomas Shute (1875-1962) and thence by descent.
See Finch and Co catalogue no. 4, item no. 135, for another example of a geometric Native American beaded bandoleer bag.
The Native American artisans initially believed European cloth, metal and beads contained magical properties giving them a kind of inherent spirit helper status. The Ojibwa called the spiritual power residing in nature ‘Manitou’ and their word for glass beads means ‘manitou berry’. Of all the new European trade goods glass beads were the most avidly sought after and they provided an ideal means of expanding the ancient northern tradition of garment ornamentation.

Dimensions
Height 103.00 cm (40.55 inches)
Width 34.00 cm (13.39 inches)
Medium
Wool, fabric and yarn, trade cloth and glass beads
Finch & Co

Finch & Co
Suite No 744
2 Old Brompton Road
London
SW7 3DQ
England

+44 (0)20-7413 9937
+44 (0)7836 684133
Favourite Dealer
Request Dealer Alerts
Opening Hours
Contacts
Member Since 2006
Members of
View Full Details

Browse More Items From Finch & Co

View Dealer's Gallery