Moss bag - ROM2005_5415_1


Moss bag

Maker: Eliza Sakakeep, Northern Ojibwa
Medium:Cloth, depilated moose skin
Geography: Weagamow Lake, Ontario, Canada
Date: 1950s
65 × 19.5 × 0.5 cm
Object number: 959.50.154
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionChildren are kept in moss bags for both sleeping and transportation. A diaper consists of a rectangular cloth lined with sphagnum moss. Additional moss is placed between the baby's legs. The baby is wrapped in several layers of cotton cloth and then laced into the moss bag. In winter, beaver fur and hare skins are added for extra warmth.
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