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McCord Museum of Canadian History, Montréal (photographer Marilyn Aitken)
Item: bag

Date: unknown

Area: James Bay

Catalogue number: McCord Museum ME940.22

Dimensions: Overall length: 43cm; width 24cm; tab length:17cm; width: 5cm; fringe length: 6cm

Technique: Beads strung on sinew and stitched to cloth with commercial thread; buttonhole stitch around eyelets for handles; beads for fringe are strung on fine caribou strips rubbed with red pigment.

Motifs: floral

Collector: Unknown; acquired from Dr. John Lancelot Todd in 1940.

Notes: Each side of the bag bears a different pattern.