Birch bark box

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1850-1926

GUSN

GUSN-30788

Description

Round lidded birch bark box decorated with wrapped spruce root and dyed porcupine quills in a checkered diamond pattern on the lid and striped diagonals on the body. Cedar base.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
cedar (wood)
Box

Label

In exhibit "Boxes: Open and Shut" at SPNEA's One Bowdoin Square Gallery May 15, 2001 to October 2001. The exhibit then traveled to Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA where objects were on display from November 2001 to May 6, 2002.

Maker

Mi'kmaq people (Artist)

Dimensions

3 (H), 4 3/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of William Brewster

Accession Number

1926.20AB