Woman's Cornhusk Bag


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"

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