Minnesota Historical Society

Round Belt Bag

$ 200.00

Laurie Southerton was born in New Brighton, Mn and has lived in Minnesota her whole life. She currently resides in Kerrick, MN. She specializes in making beaded items reminiscent of the fur trade and rendezvous era. Focusing on designs, materials, techniques, and color schemes popular during that time, she creates museum quality works of art. She is not an enrolled tribal member but has a mixed heritage of French Canadian, Cree, Mic Mac and Ojibwe ancestry.  

This belt bag features a circular red and blue beaded design done with a shortened lazy stitch technique. The bag is fully lined with red calico fabric and is finished with fringe capped by antique glass chevron beads. The top flap has a striped roll beaded edge and there is a 3" leather attachment on the back of the piece so that the bag can be worn on top of a belt. Laurie has signed this piece on the back with a branded "LS" initial logo.

  • Dimensions: 7"W x 8.5"L with 5"fringe
  • Materials: brain tanned leather, size 10 czech glass seed beads, glass chevron beads, cotton fabric, pewter button

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