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(c) Copyright The British Museum
Item: bag

Date: 1921

Area: Whapmagoostui

Catalogue number: British Museum 1921.10-4.169

Dimensions: Length (including strap) 63.5cm; width unknown (on display)

Technique: Beads strung on thread and stitched on to backing with commercial thread.

Motifs: Strap: geometric: diamonds; bag: stylized floral

Collector: Ernest Renouf

Notes: Renouf was posted by the Hudson's Bay Company as a clerk in a number of locations on the east coast of James Bay. During this period he purchased artifacts for museums (see "Letters to [Edward] Sapir [CMC file 1-A-236] ). The material sold to the British Museum was obtained at Whapmagoostui.