Seminole Artist, Florida
Wool cloth and yarn, cotton cloth, glass beads, and silk ribbon
The bandolier bag with its freely arranged beaded design is among the rarest of all surviving beaded objects. The bags were a standard feature of men's formal dress among the Cherokee, Creek, and Seminole in the early 1800s. Women made the bags from materials acquired in trade. The Nelson-Atkins Museum now has the largest collection of such bags.