Outstanding Antique Native American Indian Octopus Bandalier Bag Purse Handbag. Outstanding piece: Bandolier / Octopus Bag. I won't try to pinpoint the origins of this bag because native items are not my specialty like Antique Purses are, and in any case those interested in this piece will likely know more than I do. Rather, I'll describe condition issues to the best of my ability and I'd be happy to answer any additional questions.
Both sides are beaded and both sides are shown in the photos. The bead work is different on the two sides of the bag. This seems to be beaded onto felt or felt-like fabric. Condition is excellent but not perfect as this bag has sustained some damage over the decades, but very little. Bead loss seems to be restricted to the very tiny white and yellow beads which run along the edges of the bag on both sides.The tiny beads running along the edges are very small and much smaller than the beads used on the rest of the bag. There is some wear to the edging fabric and some beads missing at the edges. There is one small hole on one side of the piece. I'd be happy to send a close up of that if requested but you can see it in the second photo towards the right sides just above where the arms of the purse begin. Measures about 9 by 19 inches but please see photos for measurements. Braided handle has a drop of about 11 inches.
Your 100% satisfaction is guaranteed. All items come from a smoke free home. Please feel free to contact me with questions.
I'm always happy to clarify and elaborate on the item description. _gsrx_vers_859 GS 7.0.21 (859). The item "Outstanding Antique Native American Indian Octopus Bandalier Bag Purse Handbag" is in sale since Friday, January 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Beads & Beadwork".
The seller is "sylviebee" and is located in Kitchener, Ontario. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Australia.