Quilled Document Pouch

Native American, Mic Mac
1850


Dimensions

Length x width: 17.1 x 24.8 x 2.5 cm (6 3/4 x 9 3/4 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

2013.664

Medium or Technique

Dyed porcupine quills, birch bark, silk, white beads, cotton

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Mic Mac quillwork document pouch, geometric designs, edged with white beads. Mic Mac quillwork is rare, and to find it in such good condition is rarer still.

Provenance

Sold by George Blitz, Crompond, NY, to John Molloy Gallery, New York; sold by Molloy Gallery to James Frank, LaJolla, CA; consigned by Frank to Molloy Gallery; 2013, sold by Molloy Gallery to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 2013)

Credit Line

Partial gift of James Frank and the Frank B. Bemis Fund and Hilsinger Janson Fund for Native American Art