Shawnee Beaded Bag depicting Sacred Heart, c. 1950
Beaded Bag depicting Sacred Heart, c. 1950 Shawnee Beadwork glass beads, leather, wool backing, cotton lining
19.5” high (with handle) or 13” high (without) x 11.5” wide
This beaded bag won a Special Award at the Original American Indian & Western Relic Show, Los Angeles, October 1974. We have half of the original tag that identifies the tribal origin of the beader as Shawnee / Kickapoo. The origin of the sacred heart design comes from the Sacred Heart Mission School in Kansas.