Fortune's Fandango

Beaded Bandolier Bag by Martha Berry

Fandango – n. – 1. a lively Spanish dance in rhythm varying from slow to quick three-quarter time, 2. music for this, 3. a foolish act. -- Webster’s New World Dictionary

Collector: Cherokee Nation Industries, for the Cherokee Nation Convention Center, Casino and Golf Resort, Tulsa, OK

Size: Approx. 16”W x 36”H x 2”D

Motifs: Adapted from Mississippian pottery designs.

Materials: Glass beads on wool; cotton. To the extent possible, all materials used to produce this bandolier bag are authentic to the late 18th Century. The wool cloth is “saved edge Stroud” cloth, made in the same way wool was made and dyed in the late 18th Century.