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FROM CARD: "BAG, MADE OF RAWHIDE AND ORNAMENTED WITH DEERSKIN [sic], BEADS. AND RED WORSTED, WITH LONG TASSELS OF BEAVER [sic] FUR."Source of the information below: Inuvialuit Pitqusiit Inuuniarutait: Inuvialuit Living History, The MacFarlane Collection website, by the Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre (ICRC), Inuvik, N.W.T., Canada (website credits here ), entry on this artifact , retrieved 2-10-2020: Tobacco pouch. Pouch made of caribou hide and decorated with bands of clipped white hair, blue beads, and snippets of red yarn. Around the bottom of the pouch are long tassels of wolverine fur, and lengths of red and black wool yarn. On the tie are three large blue beads. Pouches of this type were commonly used to hold tobacco. More information here: Traditional Inuvialuit clothing had no pockets. Instead, small bags or pouches were used for carrying items such as sewing implements, tobacco, and tinder, flint and steel for making fire. These bags often were exquisitely made by piecing together contrasting pieces of skin and decorating them with fringes and beads. Pouches like the one shown here typically were used to hold tobacco.

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