- Museum number
Shot pouch, of constructed of two pieces of dark buckskin, of roughly rectangular form, sewn together at the edges with a slit in the top face for an opening. The edges are sewn with orange quills and spaced white seed beads; the two ends are decorated with different quilled designs. One end has a design of two counterpoised obtuse angle lines, in orange quillwork in zig zag line technique. These are separated with a line of white quills, and the two orange lines are further enclosed in lines of white quills. Above this design is a white quilled circle, and a white quilled arc, followed by the opening, outlined in white quill with double curves at either end. At the far end the design repeats itself with an arc, and then a circle. The final design at the edge consists of two straight lines of zig zag line quillwork in blue and then orange. These are divided with lines of white quills, enlosing the coloured lines in zig zag lines. The coloured lines are further edged with quills. The edge of the pouch is further enclosed in a white zig zag line of quillwork. Both ends are decorated with hair filled iron cones. This is a belt pouch worn folded over a belt.
- Production date
- 1700-1820 (?)
Length: 37.50 centimetres (without fringes)
Width: 13 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This may be the pouch for the Truro label: `Indian pouch presented by Capt Hambly RN'. Further work in the Truro archives might reveal exact details
of accession. [JCK 24/6/97] see JCH King `First Peoples, First Contacts' British Museum Press 1999.
- Not on display
- Poor. The metal cones are corroding and need conservation work.
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 117 (Truro number)
Miscellaneous number: 1986 Am 18.117