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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Japanese; Ainu
Title:Purse
Date Made:19th century
Type:Personal Gear
Materials:Cotton and bast fiber (most likely made from elm bark)
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Hokkaido (Ezochi) (possibly)
Measurements:overall: 6 1/16 in x 5 1/16 in; 15.39875 cm x 12.85875 cm
Accession Number:  MH 11.Q.M
Credit Line:Source and date of acquisition unknown
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Description:
Small, lightweight bag. Cotton appliqué navy blue pattern with embroidery on one side. Blue and white couching pattern on front and back. Thin blue rope used as a strap. It appears that the bag contains no method of closure. The inside reveals the bast fiber (bark fiber) used in traditional Ainu textiles.

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