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Trustees of the National Museums of Scotland
Item: bag

Date: 1834-1844

Area: James Bay

Catalogue number: Royal Museum of Scotland L304.128

Dimensions: Length ca53cm; width ca25cm

Technique: Embroidery: chain and cross stitches

Motifs: Floral; thistle

Collector: Dr. John Rae

Notes: Dr. John Rae was a Hudson's Bay Company physician at Moose Factory from 1834-1844.

References: Bunyan, Ian, Jenni Calder, Dale Idiens, and Bryce Wilson. 1993. No Ordinary Journey: John Rae - Arctic Explorer 1813-1893. Edinburgh: National Museums of Scotland. Illustrated in Coe, Ralph T. 1976. Sacred Circles. London: Arts Council of Great Britain. Pp.36,91.