Woman's Cornhusk Bag

Description: 

Flat twined bag, hemp weft section at base. Background of natural cornhusk false embroidery with designs of colored yarn overlay. Geometric design. Beading around opening and on handles. Buckskin handle. height: 10 1/4"; width: 10 11/16"

Original Date: 
1915-1940
Language: 
English
Rights: 
Copyright for permission to reproduce Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture/Eastern Washington State Historical Society Spokane, Washington
Source: 
AI Collection
Publisher: 
EWSHS/MAC
Identifier: 
MAC_4291
Type: 
Format: 
Author: 
admin
Cultural Narrative: 

This is a women’s cornhusk beaded bag from 1915-1940 from the Spokane tribe. Nancy Flett may have made this because when she made something she left a little bead in it so she’d recognize it. A lot of them do that so you can tell who was doing it. Viola FrizzelliPauline FlettMarsha Wynecoop

Title: 
Woman's Cornhusk Bag
Community: 
Identifier: 
MAC_4291_SPO
Author: 
admin