A group of American Indian beaded hide bags

Fourth-quarter 19th Century or later
Four works:

An Achumawi red, white and blue triangular beaded bag with long strap and flap closure
Bag (with fringe): 8.5" H x 8" W; Strap: 20" L

A small yellow, blue, and green bag with handle and tapering flap closure finished with beaded fringe
Bag: 3.25" H x 3.25" W with a 6.5" L strap

A small beaded hide pouch with multicolor floral motif and small flap closure
5" H x 3.25" W

A small beaded hide pouch with red and white geometric beading to one side and hide closure
4" H x 3.5" W

4 pieces

  • Provenance: The James M. Cole Collection, Visalia, CA
  • Notes: Collector's note: "The larger red, white and blue purse has collector's note: Bernice and Fred Bramson were given this pouch by Chris Brown, the Medicine Man of the Miwoks (Mono's too.)."
  • Condition: Each in overall good condition commensurate with age and use. The small yellow bag with slight discoloration of beads. The floral beaded pouch with a section of green edging lost to flap with lost beads retained, with further evidence of use. The red and white pouch with evidence of an adhesive label to backside.

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March 15, 2022 10:00 AM PDT
Monrovia, CA, US

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