Plateau Beaded "Landscape" Bag with Mountain Scene
This is a good example of a kind of Plateau bag made in the 30's and early 40's with a landscape design with contoured beadwork delineating hills and mountains. This style of bag is very "folky" and at the same time has the impact more of a painting than just a beaded bag when seen on the wall. These bags are much less common than the more typical bags with flowers or elk, eagles or other figures and would be a good addition to a collection of Plateau beaded bags. This bag was originally bought from a Cowlitz family with strong ties to the Yakima.
From Cowlitz Family with Family at Yakima
L. 12 ¾" : W. 12"