Fine Detail of Woven Beadwork Bandolier

The body of this woven beadwork Ojibwe bandelier suggested formations of flying geese to Earl Nyholm, when he chose it for his essay in NMAI's All Roads Are Good.

The patterns of left and right bands (below) that would have been joined with a shoulder-top pad are different, in keeping with the asymmetric tradition for these shoulder bands.

BANDOLIER Menu BACK to Woven Bags

Explanatory text and graphics copyright 1995, 1996.

CREDITS: Bandolier photographed by David Heald for National Museum of the American Indian photoessay, "All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life and Culture," Smithsonian, 1994. Earl Nyholm selected a number of Ojibwe bandoliers as a focus for his essay there.

Last Updated: Saturday, August 24, 1996 - 7:33:15 AM