|Object ID #||1977.047.035|
|Object Name||Purse, Change|
|Other Name||Whimsey, Beaded|
|Title||Beaded Change Purse|
|Lexicon category||3: Personal Artifacts|
|Year Range from||1850|
|Year Range to||1915|
|Artist||Unknown beadwork artist|
|Place of Origin||Ontario?|
|Description||Small, black change purse with First Nations beadwork using blue, pink, orange, gold, white, clear and red beads in some sort of leafy floral design. The flap and edges are decorated with white beadwork. There is a hook and eye closure at the point of the overflap. Consistent with Iroquois beadwork in style, motifs used and complexity.|
Maker unknown. Likely acquired from an Ojibwa source/maker. May have come from the Saugeen area or the Bruce Peninsula.
Likely used by a woman of the Bishop or MacKay family of Owen Sound, Grey County.
Last owned by Fred MacKay Jr. of Owen Sound, who was a descendant from the MacKay family, the Hiram Kilbourn family, the Ebenzeer Bishop family and the William Avery Bishop Sr. family.
|Collection||First Nations, 20th-c Collection|
|Dimensions||W-10.7 L-6.7 D-1.1 cm|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|
Bishop, William Avery
MacKay, Fred George (Judge) (Jr.)
MacKay, Fred George (Judge)
Bishop, Margaret Louisa
First Nations of Central Canada
Ojibwa (Anishnaabe, Anishnibeg)