People of the Waters - Fur Trade
OPM #:
2013.51.1
Object Name:
Bag, Reproduction
Description:
This is a hand-made reproduction of a circa 1830 Menominee quilled buckskin pouch as illustrated in "Three Centuries of Woodland Indian Art", King & Feist, 2007, page 117, figure 8 with caption: "Quilled buckskin pouch, Menominee, ca 1830. Museum fur Volkerkunde Wien, catalog number 11969." The bag was commissioned by the Oshkosh Public Museum in 2013, the makers are Jan Zender and Dale Rochelle of Big Bay, MI.
Comments:
This is a superb reproduction of an 1830 Menominee bag in a German museum. The design depicts two thunderbirds. They are powerful beings of the sky realm that can shoot lightening from their eyes and are treated with great reverence by the Menominee people. The design on this bag is done with dyed porcupine quills. They are flattened with a bone or antler tool and then carefully wrapped around thread. The ends are tucked and hidden. Quillwork was probably done for thousands of years.
Material:
Leather/Quill/Hair/Metal
Culture/Period:
Menominee
Date:
2013
Dimensions:
W-23.5 L-37 cm
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