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Description

Beaded and quill-work pipe bag. Long bag is made of hide, thin and pliable on top, thicker and stiff with beading below, attached to a series of hide thongs wrapped in red-dyed quills, ending with an undecorated, dense hide fringe at bottom. Top portion of bag has two sets of thongs, as well as small metal tubes from which emerge a red fibre tassel. White-beaded panel contains coloured motifs, yellow and blue diamonds and triangles on one side, green, yellow and red triangles on the other. Quilled section incorporates concentric rectangular designs in purple, orange and green. Interior of bag is unlined and undecorated.

Narrative

Sandra Dent's grandfather (Gervase Edward Gale) was a missionary and principal of St. Paul's School at Cardston, Alberta, on the Blood Reserve, c. 1904-1910. Her grandmother, Hattie May is said to have collected the Blood (Kainai) objects in MOA accessions 3194 and 3239.

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