Object photography

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Object description

  • Naskapi artist
  • Bag, before 1950
  • Leather, pigment
  • Nitassinan (Eastern Quebec and Labrador, Canada)
  • L: 12 1/4 in, W: 3 1/2 in (L: 31.1 cm, W: 8.9 cm)
  • Museum Purchase, 1950
  • E28843


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