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Beaded Bandolier Bag | Historical Object | Wisconsin Historical Society

Historical Object

Beaded Bandolier Bag

Beaded Bandolier Bag | Historical Object | Wisconsin Historical Society
Bandolier bag with loom-beaded panel and strap. Bag, pocket, and strap are constructed of off-white cotton layered with wool, and trimmed with dark red military braid and blue-green silk ribbon. Brown wool strip above pocket opening is undecorated. Red wool strip below pocket opening features decorative quilting and a linear, symmetrical floral design in iridescent yellow, clear, and blue beads. A loom-beaded panel is attached to the front of the pocket.  Panel design consists of a large multicolored central diamond framed by red eight-pointed stars and smaller multi-colored diamonds. Small, blue triangles outline top and bottom edges. Fifteen narrow loom-beaded tabs with brown bead and red and blue yarn tassels extend from panel. Three end tabs feature yellow, green, blue, and pink multi-colored geometric designs, while center nine tabs have same dark blue and clear chevron pattern. Wide white zigzag beadwork on brown wool frames the panel. Loom-beaded strap features a column of embellished "X" shapes that alternate colors. Multi-colored diamonds separate each "X."
DESCRIPTION
Bandolier bag with loom-beaded panel and strap. Bag, pocket, and strap are constructed of off-white cotton layered with wool, and trimmed with dark red military braid and blue-green silk ribbon. Brown wool strip above pocket opening is undecorated. Red wool strip below pocket opening features decorative quilting and a linear, symmetrical floral design in iridescent yellow, clear, and blue beads. A loom-beaded panel is attached to the front of the pocket. Panel design consists of a large multicolored central diamond framed by red eight-pointed stars and smaller multi-colored diamonds. Small, blue triangles outline top and bottom edges. Fifteen narrow loom-beaded tabs with brown bead and red and blue yarn tassels extend from panel. Three end tabs feature yellow, green, blue, and pink multi-colored geometric designs, while center nine tabs have same dark blue and clear chevron pattern. Wide white zigzag beadwork on brown wool frames the panel. Loom-beaded strap features a column of embellished "X" shapes that alternate colors. Multi-colored diamonds separate each "X."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:149088
Creation Date:date unknown
Creator Name:Harvieux, Rachel
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Collection Name:Museum
Genre:Historical Object
Original Format Type:object
Original Format Number:Museum ID# 1954.1583
Original Dimensions:3.97 x 9.14 inches
SUBJECTS
Textile crafts
Indian beadwork
Indoor photography

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