Featured Native American beaded leather bags

Discussion in 'Tribal Art' started by J Dagger, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    07AC90B0-B4A7-4A19-BB2C-9FBA0FB87A0C.jpeg EC47415D-807E-452D-AE04-771F781EA5B1.jpeg DB82A6E7-2129-4797-9615-4F8AE7EA8827.jpeg FC922686-83F4-41BA-9177-62F8D3052AF4.jpeg E3D15110-7641-49E1-BC32-F50529ADF03A.jpeg These will be at a sale tomorrow. Any value here? The one on the right looks interesting to me. The one on left looks more like it was maybe made for sale? Not a lot of knowledge here. I don’t know if either one is great but I’d love to hear some opinions on them. Plains Indian on the right?
     
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  2. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Could have been made by anyone,is there any documentation available?
     
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  3. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    The one on the left looks like a wannabe - I don't trust the antler "concho", the antler tip on the beaded dangle, the big fat stitches, and the braided strap. The one on the right has a vaguely prairie look - Potawatomi / Osage sort of area. But without documentation I wouldn't bet on it.
     
  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    the left is twaddle..
    the one on the right looks good for some decent age...
    the beadwork is well done and lots of it......looks like older seed beads, and honest wear..
    for the right price....i'd chance a go at it..
     
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  5. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    No nada :)
     
  6. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    agreed whole heartedly with all about left! No docu :(
     
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  7. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    Thats what I was thinking. Entry price is $100 though so maybe I’ll skip this one.
     
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  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    aww, i'd throw 100 at it just for the design and beadwork alone......

    it's a medicine bag....& it aint new..
     
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  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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    it just closed......dija bid ?
    can u see what it went for ??
     
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  10. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    I wanted to call it that but was hesitant. It went for $180 plus 20% buyers fee. I did not bid. I did think that one had some age on it.
     
  11. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Appearance can be deceiving,to me it could be a worn out historical reenactors bag. My bag is about 30 years old and little wear,but I have seen others which have been very abused.

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  12. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    Yeh I wasn’t very confident that’s why I posted here. To me it looked like nice bead work and relatively old (thought maybe first half of 20th c) so I figured it was worth asking. I’ve been to the house where this was auctioned and average to good NA stuff didn’t do well there last time I was there. When they have great stuff it can. Anyways point being at least two people that saw these in person thought at least one was pretty good to pay almost $220. My eye isn’t trained enough to tell for sure but it looked interesting to me.
     
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