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Bristol Museums & Art Gallery
Item: hood

Date: unknown

Area: James Bay

Catalogue number: Bristol Museum Ea 11042

Dimensions: Length 60cm; folded width ca25cm; length of fringe 12.5cm (stitched 2cm above bottom edge of hood)

Technique: Hand-stitched; sewn up back; lined only on upper half; motifs outlined with beads.

Motifs: geometric

Collector: Uncertain; note sewn inside reads: "Mr. J.E. Roberts, Clifton [1]864."

References: Oberholtzer, Cath. 1991. Embedded Symbolism: The James Bay Beaded Hoods. Northeast Indian Quarterly. 8(2):18-27.Oberholtzer, Cath. 2000. Silk Ribbonwork: Unravelling the Connections. Papers of the Thirty-first Algonquian Conference. Ed. John D. Nichols. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba. Pp.272-289.