1954.9.22

Rectangular pouch of deer-skin, decorated with quillwork, brass thimbles & jingles. [EC 'DCF 2004-2006 What's Upstairs?' 4/1/2006]

Place details: N AMERICA. Canada?. Great Lakes. Cultural Group: NE Woodlands Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Deer Skin Animal / Brass Metal / Bead / Porcupine Quill Animal / Textile / Pigment / Deer Hoof Animal / ?. Processes: Stitched / Decorated / Woven / Recycled / Quillwork / Resist Dyed / ?. Dimensions: Max W = 301 Max L = 253 mm When Collected: By 1953 Acquired: Donated 1954

KEYWORD: Musical instrument / Bag / Thimble Sewing Equipment / Rattle / Bell / CLASS: Music / Bag / Textile / Tool / ?.MUSIC CLASS: 1. MUSIC NAME: Pellet bell.

Object description: Rectangular pouch of deer-skin, decorated with quillwork, brass thimbles & jingles. Finger-woven carrying-strap decorated with interwoven beads, & brass pellet bells. [EC 'DCF 2004-2006 What's Upstairs?' 4/1/2006]

Publications history, trails & websites: Illustrated as fig. 33 on page 36 of Transformations: The Art of Recycling, by Jeremy Coote, Chris Morton, and Julia Nicholson (Oxford: Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, 2000). (LP 21/6/2000)

Illustrated in colour on page 26 of Pitt Rivers Museum: An Introduction, by Julia Cousins (Oxford: Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, 2004). Caption (same page) reads: 'Man's hunting pouch made from the skin of a deer's legs, decorated with quills, wool, beads, and thimbles; from the Northeastern Woodlands of North America, nineteenth century.' [JC 8 10 2004]