Object photography

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Object description

  • Naskapi artist
  • Bag, before 1950
  • Leather, pigment
  • Nitassinan (Eastern Quebec and Labrador, Canada)
  • L: 10 in, W: 3 1/2 in (L: 25.4 cm, W: 8.9 cm)
  • Museum Purchase, 1950
  • E28842


This roll-up bag is made out of tanned caribou hide. There are three pockets in total. One surface has decorative designs painted in red, blue and yellow. There is a leather thong used to tie the bag after it has been rolled up.