Beaded Bag, Yao People, Malawi

End of 19th or beginning of 20th century
Imported trade beads, cotton, sewn with a dark brown fiber
Dimensions: 24 x 22 cm bag only, 81 cm long with fully extended strap
9.5 x 8.75 inches, 32 inches long including strap 

This rare, beautiful and early example of a beaded bag from this region was in a French collection said to date from 1911.

Price on request

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Berkeley, CA