A Bag Worth a Pony: The Art of the Ojibwe Bandolier Bag by Marcia G. Anderson is a celebration, illumination, and study of the spectacular beaded bags made by the Ojibwe of Minnesota.
Bandolier bags, or gashkibidaaganag—the large, heavily beaded shoulder bags made and worn by several North American Indian tribes around the Great Lakes—are prized cultural icons here and around the world. From the 1870s to the present day, Ojibwe bead artists of Minnesota have been especially well known for their lively, creative designs. Neighboring Dakota people would trade a pony for a beautiful beaded bag.
Category: Art, Photography | Native American Studies
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date: 05/15/2017
300 color and b&w illustrations, notes, index, appendixes, bibliography
8.5 x 11 inches