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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:Oceanic; Micronesian
Title:Book bag
Date Made:19th century
Type:Container
Materials:Pandanus leaf
Place Made:Oceania; Micronesia; Marshall Islands
Measurements:overall: 1/4 x 8 x 10 in.; .635 x 20.32 x 25.4 cm
Narrative Inscription:  On a 3.5 x 5.25 paper label sewn onto object with two stiches: "A Marshall Is. Book-bag made from Pandanus leaf. Until quite recently it would hold the entire literature of the language."
Accession Number:  MH 2003.26.27
Credit Line:Transfer from the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
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Description:
Missionary Cabinet. Rectangular, multicolored (tan, brown, black) bag with no closure sewn shut on bottom and lined with long pieces of leaves on interior. Different woven patterns on exterior.

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