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Randall House - Wolfville Historical Society


Accession number: 75.A.18
Category: container
Object type: Quillwork
Date: late 19th century - early 20th century
Materials: Wood
Measurements: 10.25 in L x 5.25 in W x 4 in H
Culture: Mi'kmaq
Description: Mi'kmaq quillwork box sharply oval; coloured with aniline dyes; box is decorated with chevron and diamond pattern using white, black, yellow and grey quills, edged with sp.root., over sewn with sp. root, lined with birch bark; lid is decorated with two yellow fylfot designs (modified swastikas) on circular purple ground, white background, overlay quilling; rim is medium-brown woven material with white decoration; sides of lid wrapped with sp. root dyed black, interwoven white quills in chequered designs; lined with birch bark.