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Panel bag with floral embroidery and geometric beading work, with long red beaded tassels | Donald Ellis Gallery

Panel Bag

Cree or Cree-Metis
Northern Ontario or Manitoba

ca. 1850-70

wool, glass beads, silk ribbon, yarn tassels

Inventory # CW4314-67

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acquired by the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON


PROVENANCE

Collected by Dr, William Cowan, Factor, Chief Magistrate, and surgeon at the Red River Settlement from 1850 to 1856, when he left for Moose Factory on James Bay
Miss Cowan, Glasgow, Scotland (Cowan's sister)
William Cowan Finlay and Helen Finlay (daughter and son-in-law of Miss Cowan)
Phillips, London, England, December 4, 1999, lot 209
Donald Ellis Gallery, Dundas, Ontario
Private collection, Toronto, Ontario

RELATED EXAMPLE

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Cat. No. 60-4586 - See: Duncan, Kate and Hail, Ruth. Out of the North: The Subarctic Collection of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology Brown University. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1989, pg. 184, pl. 47