Shoulder bag

Seminole, Native American

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Vibrant nineteenth-century shoulder bags, worn by Woodlands men for formal dress, may have been inspired by the eighteenth-century ammunition pouches of British soldiers. The free-flowing imagery of this Seminole example as well as its asymmetrical strap—when worn, one design appears on the front and another on the back—is typical of the period.

Shoulder bag, Wool cloth, cotton cloth, wool yarn, glass beads, and silk ribbon, Seminole, Native American

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