Shoulder pouch with snakeskin strap - ROM2013_13645_1


Shoulder pouch with snakeskin strap

Maker: Wife of Chief John Tecumseh Henry, Anishinaabeg (Ojibwa)
Medium:Wool cloth, snake skin, glass beads
Geography: Great Lakes, North America
Date: Mid-19th century
83 x 40 x 4 cm
Object number: 911.3.121
Credit Line: Oronhyatekha Collection; gift of the Independent Order of Foresters
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionThe shoulder pouch is said to have been worn by the wife of Anishnaabe Chief John Tecumseh Henry when they were part of the gathering to meet the Prince of Wales at Sarnia, Ontario in 1860. The cat-like figures may be a reference to the mythological underwater panther, or mishipeshu.
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