Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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netted bag
  • unknown Athapaskan speaking maker
  • netted bag, late 1800s–1962
  • Where object was made: Northwest Territories, Canada
    , Canada
  • sinew, babiche, buckskin, beads
  • Object Length/Width: 38 x 33.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 14 15/16 x 13 3/16 in
  • Gift of Westminster Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1999

The drawstring bag is made of sinew or rawhide and is formed into a net, decorated with light blue beads throughout. There is a buckskin strip around the top with zigzag edges for a drawstring closure. There are small buckskin fringes at the bottom and around the drawstring sleeve with light blue and red beads.