Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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man's shoulder bag
  • Nigeria
  • man's shoulder bag, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing, braiding
  • Object Height/Width: 77 x 28.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 30 5/16 x 11 1/4 in
  • Gift of Barbara Michener
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3541

The flat, square shoulder bag has a multi-strand strap. The bag is orange, light green and light natural with vertical stripes with black design over the top forming chevrons and negative space between six faces. Black and orange fibers are braided to form loops at the upper corners. The strap is made of twisted fibers of orange and black and they are bound to the braided loops with orange. The back is undecorated.