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Object description

  • Naskapi artist
  • Shoulder bag, early 20th century
  • Leather, cotton, pigment
  • Nitassinan (Eastern Quebec and Labrador, Canada)
  • L: 29 3/4 in, W: 7 in (L: 75.6 cm, W: 17.8 cm)
  • Museum Purchase, 1950
  • E28845


This is a shoulder bag made of light canvas, faced with a flap of tanned caribou hide one surface of which is painted with decorative floral designs in red, and blue on a yellow background. The border of the bag is trimmed with green cloth. The shoulder straps are made with wide strips of tanned hide decorated on one side with red and blue painted designs.