Four Views of a Bandolier Bag

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A Chippewa bandolier bag is a large, heavy, and intracitely beaded bag that is traditionally worn by men diagonally across the body. They represent a form of prestige for many of the tribes who make them. The bag's floral designs are indicative of the Great Lakes Native American arts and showcases various beadworking techniques. The amount of work needed to make a bandolier bag suggests that it may have been produced together by generations of indigenous women.