A large Athabascan beaded cloth Octopus bag 48cm.

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Lot 75
A large Athabascan beaded cloth Octopus bag
48cm.

Sold for £ 4,800 (US$ 6,657) inc. premium

Tribal Art

20 Sep 2006, 14:30 BST

London, New Bond Street

A large Athabascan beaded cloth Octopus bag
The blue and green stroud bag applied each side with a polychrome spray of flowers in seed beads, each of the eight pendant tabs decorated with meandering vines, each terminating in a pair of faceted bead and wool tassels, the bag bordered overall with silk ribbon and white seed beads, 48cm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Accompanied by a copy of a family letter written in 1941 which explains how the bag was passed from one generation to the next: The bag was collected circa 1850 by the Reverend Cornelius Bryant from Nanaimo, who in his turn gave it to his sister Esther Ann Leonard.
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