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Cree Métis bag
ca. 1875
Manitoba, Canada
Wool cloth, beads, silk
42 x 35 cm
Mrs. E. C. McDonald Collection

Subarctic Cree panel bags are composed of a red- or black-fabric pouch with a panel of woven beads, fringed on three sides, hanging below. As seen here, elaborate floral motifs decorated both sides of the fabric pouch.

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