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Trustees of the National Museums of Scotland
Item: leggings

Date: ca1860

Area: Little Whale River

Catalogue number: Royal Museum of Scotland 1968.729

Dimensions: Length 52cm; folded width 26.1cm

Technique: Sinew strung beads stitched to cloth with commercial thread.

Motifs: floral

Collector: Baillie John Clark; Clark worked for the HBC 1859-1871.

Notes: Compare with Royal Museum of Scotland 1968.731 and National Museum of the American Indian 3/4700.

References: Oberholtzer, Cath. 1994. Cree Leggings as a Form of Communication. Actes du vingt-cinquième congrès des Algonquinistes. Ed. par William Cowan. Ottawa: Carleton University. Pp.347-372.