Coca bag

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Culture/People
Quechua
Possible collector
Anna Sheftel (Anna Savina Scheftel/Mrs. Savely Sheftel), Non-Indian, 1893-1987
Previous owner
Anna Sheftel (Anna Savina Scheftel/Mrs. Savely Sheftel), Non-Indian, 1893-1987
Seller
Anna Sheftel (Anna Savina Scheftel/Mrs. Savely Sheftel), Non-Indian, 1893-1987
Object Name
Coca bag
Media/Materials
Wool yarn, cotton yarn, silk ribbon, silver coin/coins
Techniques
Knitted, perforated, strung, tasseled
Dimensions
25 x 16.5 cm
Object Type
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place
Bolivia
Date created
1900-1930
Collection History
Probably collected between 1920 and 1930 by Anna Sheftel (Anna Savina Scheftel, 1893-1987) while she and her husband Savely Sheftel (1884-1970) were performers in an entertainment revue company called Le Chauve-Souris that toured in Europe and the US and was based for a time in South America; purchased by MAI from Mrs. Sheftel in 1965.
Catalog Number
23/5797
Barcode
235797.000
See related items
Quechua
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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