Mary Tuckwob George1 weaving

Mary’s fourth weaving is of Mary Tuckwob George, a Potawatomi Indian from the Crandon, WI, area. Mary was the grandmother of Mike Alloway Sr., the director of the Forest County Potawatomi Cultural Center. We’ll add more information as we talk further with Mike!

Here’s a close-up of the weaving of Mary Tuckwob George’s beaded bandolier bag:

flower closeup Mary2

Potawatomi women created gorgeous strapped beaded bandolier bags . Here’s a further  close-up of how Mary Burns took elements from the pattern of the bandolier bag and its straps, enlarged them, and then placed them on the left margin of the weaving:

flower closeup Mary