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Object ID # 1957.002.002
Object Name Ring, Napkin
Title Beadwork Napkin Ring
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Credit line In Memory of Dr. Harvey Bannerman
Date Early 20th-century?
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Alberta, Canada
Description This First Nations-made beaded napkin ring was made by a First Nations beadworker who lived north of Edmonton. The napkin ring was sent to Owen Sound, Ontario. There is no maker's identification present. The geometric beadwork has triangular and diamond-shaped areas, worked in dark blue, bright blue, orangy-red and clear glass beads.
Provenance According to Mrs. Bannerman, this item was "made by Indians" who lived north of Edmonton, Alberta.

Collected and/or purchased by Owen Sound's Mrs. and Dr. Harvey Bannerman on their travels or via Dr. Bannerman's brother, Dr. Leslie Bannerman who, for a time, lived in Winnepeg, Manitoba.
Collection First Nations, 20th-c Collection
Material Bead, Glass/Thread
Dimensions W-4.7 D-0.3 Dia-4.4 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Bannerman, Dr. Harvey
Subjects Indigenous peoples
First Nations of North America
First Nations of Western Canada
Function A decorative item used to hold a rolled dinner napkin in neat fashion on a dining table