Authentic antique late 19th century North American Indian beaded hide shoulder bag of rectangular form from the Great Lakes area. Constructed of very finely tanned hide and beaded with classical floral designs in rose, pink, light blue, green, navy-blue and two shades of yellow beads , on a translucent beaded ground trimmed by red cloth.
CONDITION: in good condition with a beautiful old deep patina showing the age and usage.
Dimensions of the Bag including fringes: 27 cm (10 5/8 in) by 23 cm (9 in).
1) North American Indian Jewelry and Adornment: From Prehistory to the Present by Lois Sherr Dubin
2) North American Indian Artifacts by Russell E. Lewis
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