Yarn bag - ROM2017_15672_8


Yarn bag

Maker: Anishinaabeg (Odawa)
Geography: Near Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Date: Probably early 1900s
15.2 × 16 × 2.5 cm
Object number: HD6772
Not on view
DescriptionOver time, a new type of finger-twined bag developed, made of ravelled yarn repurposed from woolen blankets and trade cloth. Such yarn bags generally took the place of plant fibre bags. The shift resulted in a greater variety of finger-twining techniques, while designs composed of horizontal bands of geometric figures became prominent. The bag shown here was made near Sault Ste. Marie by an Odawa Anishinaabe woman, probably in the early 1900s.
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