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Eastern Woodlands

late 18th/early 19th century

black-dyed hide, moose hair, porcupine quills, dyed deer hair tassels, tin cones, silk tape

height: 8 ½"
width: 8"

Inventory # CW4379

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A note accompanying the bag (translated) reads:

“For her Royal Highness the Duchess of Orleans.
Moose hide pouch from the Huron of Canada worked with American porcupine. The threads are of moose sinew. It is encircled by bundles of long caribou hair”


Collected by the son of the Duke and Duchess of Orleans while travelling in New France

George Fronval, Paris, France
Roberta Rivin, Urabamba Gallery, Paris, France
Donald Ellis Gallery, Dundas, ON
Private collection, Arizona


National Museum of Man, Gatineau, Quebec, Cat. No. NMM-III-H-426 (Speyer Collection, formerly in the collection of the Duke of Gotha) – See: Brasser, Ted. "Bo'jou, Neejee!", Ottawa: National Museum of Man, 1976, pg. 111, pl. 82

Berne Historical Museum, Berne, Switzerland, Cat. No. Po74.403.19 – See: Glenbow Museum - The Spirit Sings: Artistic Traditions of Canada's First Peoples (catalogue) Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1987, pg. 51, pl. W67, for a bag collected by Count A.A. Von Portales

Denver Art Museum, Cat. No. VIro-2 – See: Coe, Ralph T. Sacred Circles: Two Thousand Years of North American Indian Art. Kansas City: Nelson Gallery of Art, 1977, pg. 83, pl. 71