Double saddle bag - ROM2005_5633_1

ROM2005_5633_1

Double saddle bag

Maker: Lakota or Nakoda (Assiniboine)
Medium:Beaded hide
Geography: Probably Canada
Date: c. 1880
Dimensions:
44 × 150 cm
Object number: NS36356
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
Description

The cultural attribution is based on beadwork style.

Came 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. Double saddle bag, thrown on woman's horse.

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