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The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow 2018
Mittens, pair (unlined)
Deer hide and quill
Length, 23 cms, width; 11.8cms
Left mitt is painted with E105 and has sustained water damage.
North American Indian: Huron Late 18th century East Woodlands/Great Lakes region North America
The mittens are of black-smoked deer hide, with a set-in thumb and evidence of band of fur or trim at the cuffs, now entirely missing. The front face of each has a decoration of curvilinear design embroidered in orange, blue and cream.
They have an attached label which reads 'Pair of Gloves. E.105: of black buckskin ornamented with dyed moose hair. Probably Cree and pre 1850, Canada.' R. L. Stolper has assessed the date of these as late 18th century.
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