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As demanding as life was for women in the early 1800s, their passion for art was steadfast and even flourished with access to European trade materials such as cloth, glass beads, and silk ribbon. Red River Métis women eagerly explored new design possibilities that these materials presented them. The woman who made this bag used European glass beads to create complex designs, and English red wool cloth to draw attention to her husband’s attire. NOTE: Tag sewn into the bag reads, "N100.1993"
width 12.5 in ; height 23.75