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Octopus Bag - Beaded Floral Design by Tammy Owens (Tlingit)

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Price: $800.00
Item Number: TOMC02

Tammy Owens has created her 'Octopus' bag with a white trade cloth background that is decorated with floral patterns of cut glass beads in soft, light colors. Tammy's Bandolier Bag has a shape depicting the tentacles of an octopus and is referred to as an "Octopus Bag." It is said some of the earliest Octopus bags originated in the mid-1800s among the Cree and quickly became popular among the Northwest Coast Tlingit trade routes. The bags could be worn over the shoulder with the pouch/bag to the side or worn where the bag is in front, like an apron. While most were made for use, they also were made for show.

Bag length 20", width 11.5"
Strap length 25"




 

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