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Twine Pouch

Huron
Eastern Woodlands

late 17th/18th century

vegetal fiber, porcupine quills, moose hair, native vegetal dyes
4 ¼" × 4 ¾" 

Inventory # W4321

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This extremely rare and early pouch is one of only 6 examples known; this bag, 1 in the Museum fur Volkerkunde, Berlin, 1 in the British Museum, London, 2 in the Museum Quai Branly, Paris, and 1 in the Leiden Museum, The Netherlands.

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Museum fur Volkerkunde, Berlin, Cat. No. IV.B.1 - See: Bolz, Peter and Sanner, Hans-Ulrich. Native American Art: The Collections of the Ethnological Museum Berlin. Berlin: G-Und-H-Verlag, 1999, pg. 52, pl. 35

The British Museum, London - See: King, J.C.H. First People, First Contacts. London: British Museum Press, 1999, pg 51, pl. 40 for a bag dated possibly to the 17th century and bearing the notation "Indian purse made by the Huron Savages of Canada with the crin or hair of the Orignac wch [sic] they dye with roots"

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