Bandolier (shoulder) bag - ROM2005_5330_1

ROM2005_5330_1

Bandolier (shoulder) bag

Maker: Anishinaabeg (Ojibwa)
Medium:Wool cloth, loom woven beadwork
Geography: Manitoba or Ontario, Canada
Date: c. 1875
Dimensions:
24 × 98 cm
Object number: NS36344A
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionCame from William Armstrong's collection. Armstrong (1822 – 1914), was an artist and close friends with William Napier and Humphrey Lloyd Hime, both members of the Red River Exploring Expeditions of 1857 and 1858. Hime was also a partner with Armstrong as owners of Armstrong, Beere & Hime, one of Canada's first photographic studios. Armstrong, however, may not have traveled beyond present-day Ontario so we can not be certain that he was the original collector, particularly of the Plains Indian objects.
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