A gentle reassembly, 2022
Once-known Eeyouch Artist
Woman’s Beaded Hood c. 1850
wool broadcloth, cotton cloth, glass beads, silk ribbon
Ornately beaded hoods were made by the Eeyouch of the Subarctic region of James Bay. These hold social and spiritual significance, and are closely associated with ceremony. Currently, it is not known from which family or community this hood originates from. The National Gallery of Canada would like to
acknowledge the ongoing assistance from the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute in identifying the original owners and maker of this garment.
Rehearsal view with Ivanie Aubin-Malo and Laura Ortman of A gentle reassembly, performance installation (pine reclaimed from the Ottawa River) to accompany Woman’s Beaded Hood. Photo: National Gallery of Canada. A commission for National Gallery of Canada.