Beaded Panel Item Number: 3239/14 a-b from the MOA: University of British Columbia


Pair of beaded panels. Across a black wool background is a floral design in glass beads, showing orange and yellow flowers and green leaves on white branches. Panels are backed in undyed canvas. Part ‘a’ is the larger of the two, with a wide, scalloped red strip of felt at top.


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.