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Drawing relating to the "American Indian" series of designs

about 1927
Designed by Walter Mitschke (American (born in Germany), 1886–1972), Designed for H. R. Mallinson and Company (American, 1915-1936)

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Height x width: 16 1/8 x 22 5/8 in. (41 x 57.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hand drawn pencil on paper, painted in gouache and mounted on board.

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Research drawings relating to Iroquois, Mohawk, Huron, and Seneca Indian patterns.

Pencil notations from top left 
#108-B Burden strap woven of bark fiber. Decorated with dyed Moose hair. (Mohawk)

Burden strap woven of bark fiber. Decorated with dyed Moose hair. (Iroquois)

Knife sheath of deerskin with quill decoration (porcupine) (Iroquois)

Knife-sheath of deerskin dyed black with porcupine quill decoration (Iroquois)

Decoration on canvas leggings (Seneca)

#108-A Necklaces of wampum (Huron)

Porcupine quill, metal and dyed moosehair decoration (Iroquois moccasin)

Bottom: (Mohawk) Iroquois


Ex-collection Walter Mitschke, New York; by descent to Ethel B. Adams Waldorf; between 1985-90, gift of Waldorf to her neice Joan Brancale, Hingham, MA; gift of Brancale to the MFA (Accession date: December 31, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert and Joan Brancale