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|Collection:||Ethnography - North America|
|Date:||1840 - 1860|
|Maker:||Cree - View history|
This type of decorated woollen cloth hood was made by the women of the James Bay Cree of northern Ontario, Canada. Beaded hoods were traditionally worn by both men and women in the Fort Albany area of James Bay, and references to them occur as early as 1670. This particular type was worn by high-ranking married Cree women, the designs influenced to some extent by 19th century European decorative arts and the 'language of flowers'.
|Transferred from the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum.|
|Production Period:||19th century|
|Medium:||Sinew strung beads stitched on to cloth with commercial thread; loom-woven bead strip.|
|Place of Origin:||Ontario, Canada|