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Item: bag

Date: 1915

Area: Whapmagoostui

Catalogue number: British Museum 1921.10-4.180

Dimensions: Height 13cm; width 10.4cm

Technique: Beads strung on thread and stitched on to cloth; edges bound with silk ribbon.

Motifs: Floral, rosebuds

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.