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mittens, gloves
Date Made/Found: About mid-19th century?
Collector: Collected by 2nd Baron of Wharncliffe John Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie , 1801 - 1855
Material and Medium: deer or caribou hide? rabbit fur trim, silk or cotton thread, ribbon
Place Object Found: Canada
Accession Number: X1978.784
Pair of mittens or gloves made of animal skin with decoration on front and thumb. Edge also has decoration with animal fur. There were from Canada, Northern Cree group, where deer skins were usually used. These have European silk embroidery threads and probably rabbit fur trim. Its floral design was inspired by instruction from Catholic nuns.
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