Object Number:NA8477
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: United States of America
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Length: 52.5 cm
Width: 29.2 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1918
Other Number:BG5 - Other Number


Octopus bag with beaded floral designs. The bag is made from dark blue, wool, trade cloth with eight flaps hanging below, four on each side. The central, beaded design is of flowers in white, green, blue, pink, orange, and yellow beads. The outer edge of the bag is lined with black cloth and then white beads. Each of the four hanging flaps, or "arms," is divided into two at the lower end. The arms are decorated with floral, beaded designs in the same colors as the bag, with red beads added. Each arm terminates in a pair of red and blue tassels with red and blue beads strung along the upper portion of each tassel. A thin, cloth, carrying strap is attached along the upper edge. The strap is made from dark cloth with short fringe where it attaches to the bag.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Raven's Journey: The World of Alaska's Native People ( Nov 1986 - Feb 2010) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Barsness, Kristin J., and Kaplan, Susan A. 1986. Raven's Journey.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 206, fig. 244View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Maurer, Evan M. 1977. The Native American Heritage: A Survey of North American Indian Art.. Chicago, IL. The Art Institute of Chicago. pg. 351 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 317/Fig 507View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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