Fringed Bandolier with Floral Design
Arts of the Americas
Bandolier bags, worn by men diagonally across the chest, were originally inspired by the bags carried by European soldiers. Many, such as this example, do not have the practical feature of a pocket, suggesting their essentially decorative role as an important part of a man's ceremonial regalia. They were items of prestige, as indicated by their artistry and the large number of glass beads embellishing them. The floral design—with dazzling blue, yellow, and pink leaves against a white background—is characteristic of Anishinaabe beadwork.
Cotton cloth, beads, wool
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Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harlow Brooks
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Blackfoot. Fringed Bandolier with Floral Design, 20th century. Cotton cloth, beads, wool, 48 7/16 x 17 5/16 in. (123 x 44 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harlow Brooks, 43.201.63. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.43.201.63_view1.jpg)
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Large, beaded floral pattern on white beaded background on the body and band of this bag. The band is wide with a maple leaf pattern on it. The body continues the maple leaf motif with the addition of flowers and a three leafed plant. The bottom edge of bag has 11 loom beaded squares dangling from the edge in beaded in geometric patterns with yarn tassles hanging from them.
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