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Title: Breastpiece

Date: mid 20th century

Creator: Unknown

Additional Creator Information: Nehiwyan (Cree)

Medium: buckskin, conch shell, brass, glass beads, cowrie shells, silk ribbons

This is a very fancy necklace. It probably would have been worn by a man. Do the ribbons have any significance?

- Gerry Conaty

These are just ribbons added on. It doesn't really mean anything. It just looks good.

- Joe Deschamps

Collection Area: Native North America

Rights Holder: Collection of Glenbow Museum

Catalogue No: AP 577

Image No: P0017380

Learn More:
This artifact can be used in conjunction with Nehiwayak: Traditions of the Cree People education guide from the online teacher's resource series 21st Century Learning: Links to Our Collection.


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