“Cornhusk bag” is the popular name for a distinctive type of handwoven bag made by the Indian women of the Columbia and Snake River Plateau. Once a thriving craft, the weaving of cornhusk bags had almost disappeared by the middle of the twentieth century, and it has been only within the last few years that the tradition was revived by the Indians in an effort to preserve an awareness of their cultural heritage.
(text from the book Cornhusk Bags of the Plateu Indians from the Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum. Images from Skinner Auctions)
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