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hair ornaments

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Item: hair ornaments

Date: 1915

Area: Whapmagoostui

Catalogue number: British Museum 1921.10-4.190ab

Dimensions: Length 11cm; width 4.7cm

Technique: Loom-woven beadwork

Motifs: Geometric: triangles

Collector: Ernest Renouf

Notes: These hair pieces lack ties with which to fasten the hair ornaments around the hair in front of each ear. 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.