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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
Solid beaded bandolier bag. Appliqued seed beads on canvas and velvet cloth in a floral design. Yarn and loom beaded tabs at the bottom of the bag. Black velvet section on the upper half of the pouch is partly beaded with single flowers of many colors. Red cloth edge and military braid on the whole bag. Floral curvilinear designs are produced by a technique referred to as spot-stitch embroidery in which strands of beads are stitched to the surface every two or three beads. "Beaded bandolier bag with spot-stitched beaded panel and strap. Bag and strap are constructed of various plain and printed cottons and trimmed with red or dark red military braid and cotton. There is no actual pocket in this bag. However, the black velvet panel on top portion of bag has a faux, 5 3/8" wide pocket opening. Red, pink, orange, and blue flowers and leaves appear above and below pocket opening. An "X" shape made of red, green, pink, and blue leaves and flowers decorates either side of the velvet panel. The main portion of the bag features a densely spot-stitched panel with a vertically symmetrical multi-colored floral composition on a clear background. Two vines starting from a center pink flower travel straight up the sides. Contrasting and complementary-colored outlines in at least a dozen shades of blue, green, yellow, orange, pink, and red add vibrancy to the design. Sixteen loom-beaded tabs in various multi-colored patterns with red and light blue yarn tassels are attached to the bottom of the bag. Clear beads in a lattice pattern on black velvet frame the sides of the panel.
DESCRIPTION
Solid beaded bandolier bag. Appliqued seed beads on canvas and velvet cloth in a floral design. Yarn and loom beaded tabs at the bottom of the bag. Black velvet section on the upper half of the pouch is partly beaded with single flowers of many colors. Red cloth edge and military braid on the whole bag. Floral curvilinear designs are produced by a technique referred to as spot-stitch embroidery in which strands of beads are stitched to the surface every two or three beads. "Beaded bandolier bag with spot-stitched beaded panel and strap. Bag and strap are constructed of various plain and printed cottons and trimmed with red or dark red military braid and cotton. There is no actual pocket in this bag. However, the black velvet panel on top portion of bag has a faux, 5 3/8" wide pocket opening. Red, pink, orange, and blue flowers and leaves appear above and below pocket opening. An "X" shape made of red, green, pink, and blue leaves and flowers decorates either side of the velvet panel. The main portion of the bag features a densely spot-stitched panel with a vertically symmetrical multi-colored floral composition on a clear background. Two vines starting from a center pink flower travel straight up the sides. Contrasting and complementary-colored outlines in at least a dozen shades of blue, green, yellow, orange, pink, and red add vibrancy to the design. Sixteen loom-beaded tabs in various multi-colored patterns with red and light blue yarn tassels are attached to the bottom of the bag. Clear beads in a lattice pattern on black velvet frame the sides of the panel.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:149089
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# 1960.44.75
Original Dimensions:10.29 x 20 inches
SUBJECTS
Textile crafts
Indian beadwork
Indoor photography

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