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Title: 1960A242 Cree Woollen Cloth Hood
Description: This type of decorated woollen cloth hood was made by the women of the James Bay Cree of northern Ontario, Canada. Beaded hoods were traditionally worn by both men and women in the Fort Albany area of James Bay, and references to them occur as early as 1670. This particular type was worn by high-ranking married Cree women, the designs influenced to some extent by 19th century European decorative arts and the 'language of flowers'.
Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0
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Credit Line: Transferred from the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum.