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leggings

Ethnologisches Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Item: leggings

Date: 1824

Area: Quebec or Labrador

Catalogue number: Berlin IV B 78AB

Dimensions: Length 65cm; folded width 2.5cm

Technique: Painted before sewing

Motifs: Geometric: diamonds, zigzags, lines

Collector: Captain Hadlock

Notes: Originally catalogued as “Cree” or “Naskapi,” the design elements strongly suggest Cree.

References: Bolz, Peter and Hans-Ulrich Sanner. 1999. Native American Art. The Collections of the Ethnological Museum Berlin. Seattle: University of Washington Press. Pp.194.