Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cylindrical bag
  • unknown Nimiipuu (Nez Percé) maker
  • cylindrical bag, 1925
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton yarn, plant fiber, buckskin, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 19 x 17 cm height does not include strap
    Object Height/Diameter: 7 1/2 x 6 11/16 in height does not include strap
  • Gift of Dorwin Lamkin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2473

The cylindrical bag is woven from unbleached yarn. It is edged with white buckskin, and a white buckskin strip forms scallops around the edge. It has a long white buckskin strap. The bag has three bands of decoration, done in dyed plant fiber. Each is a thin band of light green, with pairs of right triangles on either side. The triangles are pink or purple, and the direction of the triangle is the same on the top and bottom bands, the middle band's triangle points the opposite direction.