Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8812008

Category: Bag

Region: Northeast

Tribe: Ottawa - (Odawa)

Period: 1775-1800 - ca. 1780

Materials: Native tanned and black dyed deerskin; dyed and natural porcupine quills; tin cones; dyed red deer hair; wool yarn; white glass pony beads.

Description: Upper rear of bag is decorated with a horizontal band of plaited quillwork. Top of front decorated with a wide band of paited quillwork. Center of bag is dominated by three thunderbirds in quillwork, touching with their wings. Finger wover (oblique interlace) yarn strap has white beads integrated to produce an open diamond pattern.

Dimensions: Height (overall) 30 inces 76.2 cm; Height Bag 9.25 inches 23.5 cm Width 11.25 inches 28.6 cm


Mr. & Mrs. Fred Boschan, Pennsylvania
Alexander Gallery
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.


Splendid Heritage, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, May 27, 1995 - September 27, 1995
Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, October 23, 1998 - October 3, 1999
Splendid Heritage, The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, February 10, 2009 - March 1, 2010
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wy, May 1, 2010 - October 31, 2010
Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, Mo, Febuary 12, 2010 - April 24, 2010


Sotheby's Auction Catalogue, Sotheby's, New York, Sale 5785, Lot 72, November 29, 1988
Penny, David W. and George C. Longfish, Native American Art, Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Detroit, 1994, pp 54
Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 68

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Drs. Ted J. Brasser 2006

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