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Wallace and Area Museum

Basket


Accession number: 1990.114.02
Category: Art
Date: 19th century
Materials: wood, birch; quills, porcupine; root, spruce; dyes
Measurements: 10.8 cm H x 11.9 cm Diameterdiameter opening is 10 cm base - 11.9 cm
Culture: Mi'kmaq
Description: 3-piece conical container of birch bark overlaid with traditional Mi'kmaq natural and dyed porcupine quilled designs. Combination of triangle designs on top section create a ring of hearts. Sections lashed together with split spruce root. Top edge of container reinforced with inner wood hoop and lashed with fine split spruce root.