Rare Cree Beaded Cloth Panel Bag, c. mid-19th century, the bag of red and green trade cloth with printed cotton liner, beaded on one side with elaborate multicolored floral design using small seed beads, edged in silk ribbon and white seed beads; the large flared finger-woven pony beaded panel below with checkered design done in wine red, black, and white; the panel edge fringed with large multicolored faceted trade beads, cloth strap, (the pony beaded panel was stablized by Brent Boyd),lg. including fringe 27 in.
Provenance: Collected by David H. Burr, David A. Burr, and/or Eugene Burr between 1855 and 1857.
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