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bear's bib

National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Item: bear's bib

Date: 1932

Area: Waskaganish

Catalogue number: National Museum of Natural History E395314-O

Dimensions: Length 17cm; width 7.5cm; strap length 60cm; strap width 1.2cm

Technique: Beads strung on sinew and stitched to cloth with commercial thread.

Motifs: Thunderbird

Collector: Dr. John Cooper

Notes: A bear's bib is the bib or neckpiece worn by the hunter on his chest while hunting bears. When a bear is killed, the bib is removed and placed on the bear's chest. Gift of Edward Namagoose, 1932, who had inherited it from his grandfather.