1954.9.26

Dog harness decorated with quillwork. [ZM 15/8/2005]

Place details: N AMERICA. Canada?. Cultural Group: NE Subarctic Cree Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Animal Skin / Porcupine Quill Animal / Animal Hair Yarn / Textile / ?. Processes: Quillwork / Stitched / Dyed / Woven / ?. Dimensions: Max L = 665 mm Max W (inc fringe) = 555 mm Field Collector: ?Church Missionary Society When Collected: By 1932 Other Owners: Harry Geoffrey Beasley from Church Missionary Society PRM Source: Irene Marguerite Beasley Acquired: Donated 1954 Other Numbers: Beasley no. 21.10.1932 PRM Image: A22 F23 19 - 20 DCF 04-06 Digital Ref Photo 7/1/2005; Collections Digital Reference Photo 2008; CS113.11

KEYWORD: Animal Harness / Dog Accessory / CLASS: Animal Gear / Transport / ?.

Object description: Dog harness: 2 side-pieces of dressed skin decorated with fine quillwork joined by semi-circular strap in front, band of webbing on back, skin strap behind. [E.S-R 'DCF 2004-2006 What's Upstairs?' 7/1/2005]

Accession Book Entry - 'MRS H. G. BEASLEY, WHITE BARN, SUNNINGDALE, BERKS. Specimens from the Cranmore Museum... - N. AMERICA, CREE INDIANS. ?Dog-harness - two side-pieces of dressed skin decorated with fine quill-work, joined by semi-circular strap in front, band of webbing on back, and skin strap behind. Overall length 66.5 cm. (21.10.1932).'

Additional Accession Book Entry - 'Bt. from the Church Missionary Society, London, Exhibitions Dept.'

Old Pitt Rivers Museum label - N. AMERICA CREE INDIANS. ?Dog Harness. d.d. Mrs. H.G. Beasley, 1954.9.26 [on reverse] Beasley coll. 21.10.1922 [E.S-R 'DCF 2004-2006 What's Upstairs?' 7/1/2005]



Other information: Dr. Laura Peers from University of Winnipeg confirmed that this is a dog harness. 1997.

Beasley numbers probably refer to the date on which Beasley acquired an object. [CW 20/7/2000]