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bandolier bag with pompons
  • United States
  • bandolier bag with pompons, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Northeastern United States
  • satin, cotton, taffeta, wool yarn, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 90 x 28 cm
    Object Length/Width: 35 3/8 x 11 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1532

The beaded bandolier bag has yarn pompoms. There is light green satin binding on the strap and bag around a completely beaded bag except for a square of black fabric.

The beaded decoration is a white field. There are "V" shaped decorations in yellow and brown outlined in black, facing alternating directions. The diamond space in the "V's" has two green "V" shapes. The spaces outside, between the created "diamonds," are green and brown turtle-like shapes outlined in black. The border is yellow triangles outlined in black on top and brown on the base.

The beaded panel has four repeats of the same design. The turtle-like shape is in green and brown with a black outline. There is a "V" shape, in yellow and brown with a black outline on each end of the turtle, and a small green "v."

The bag has eight small beaded panel fringes. Each has a white field, and a brown bowtie shaped design with a green center. The attachment for each end of the strap has three beaded panel fringes. Each has a thin black line on the edge and a bowtie shape design, the center fringe in green, the outer fringes in brown. Each fringe has a round, red and light green yarn pompom.