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Item: hood

Date: unknown

Area: James Bay

Catalogue number: British Museum 1984Am7.1

Dimensions: Length without fringe 53.5cm; width 23cm; fringe length 10cm

Technique: Silk ribbons cut, folded and stitched on to cloth; seams covered with fine chain stitch embroidery. Each colour of silk is sewn with a corresponding colour of thread.

Motifs: geometric

Collector: unknown

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.