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Item: bag

Date: 1915

Area: Whapmagoostui

Catalogue number: British Museum 1921.10-4.170

Dimensions: Length (including strap) 71cm; width unknown (on display)

Technique: Beads strung on thread and stitched to cloth with commercial thread; loom-woven bead strap.

Motifs: Bag: stylized florals; strap: geometric

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.