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Draw String Pouch

Ojibwa

Eastern Woodlands

late 17th/early 18th century

vegetal dyes, sinew, porcupine quills, glass beads

Inventory # CW4314-144

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This extremely early and important drawstring tobacco pouch exhibiting a woven quill netted panel is one of perhaps as few as nine extant from this period, most having emerged from 18th century French collections (see Brasser, 1987). The modified Thunderbird image is typical among these examples. This pouch is one of only two known in North America, the other being in The Canadian Museum of Civilisation.

PROVENANCE

Jean Pierre Ganster, Strasbourg, France
Donald Ellis Gallery, Dundas, Ontario
Private collection, Toronto, Ontario

PUBLISHED

Donald Ellis Gallery catalogue, Toronto, 1999, pg. 17

RELATED EXAMPLES

National Museum of Man, III-G-824 - See: "Bo'jou, Neejee!", Brasser, National Museum of Man, 1976, pl. 32

National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, NMI 1902.324 - See: Patterns of Power, Phillips, The McMichael Canadian Collection, 1985, pl. 15

Musee de L'Homme, Paris, France,No. 78.32.128 - See: The Spirit Sings, (the catalogue), Glenbow Museum, 1987, pl.W 89, 90, 91

State Castles and Gardens Worlitz-Luisium GDR - See: Ibid, pl. W88

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