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Overall: 30.5 x 20.4 cm (12 x 8 1/16 in.)
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This colorful bag is beaded on both sides. On one side, the flowers resemble the sun, which native peoples of the Woodlands regard as the supreme spirit; the visual parallel is probably intentional. On the other side, a different plant symmetrically spreads its leaves and flowers across a dark, contrasting ground.



Plains or Northeastern Woodlands, Nehiyawak (Cree) or Metis People

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