The Minnesota Historical Society preserves and makes available a wide range of materials chronicling Minnesota's history and culture. The goals of the Collections Department are to collect and preserve; provide access and interpretation; and engage in education and outreach. This blog is a tool to share these stories and let people know what is happening in the department.
Ojibwe Bandolier Bag
An Ojibwe black wool bandolier bag with loom-woven geometric beadwork panel sewn to the lower half of the front panel; the top half is black velvet with spot-stitched with a symmetric floral and leaf pattern of beads. Circa 1880.
See more bandolier bags in the new MNHS Press book by Marcia Anderson, A Bag Worth a Pony, coming out next month!
For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this bag in our collections database.