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woven shoulder bag
  • Venezuela
  • woven shoulder bag, late 1800s–1927
  • Where object was made: Península de Paraguaná, Venezuela or Northeast Venezuela
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 57 x 20 x 3 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 22 7/16 x 7 7/8 x 1 3/16 in
  • Gift of Alfred Gray
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7252

The rectangular shoulder bag has a triangular flap on the short side of the rectangle. It has a light brown field with pink and green horizontal stripes on the flap and across the middle of the bag. Green tassels hang from the point of the flap and on the bag to tie for closure. There is a strap of green and light natural fibers twisted together.