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Item: canoe

Date: unknown

Area: James Bay

Catalogue number: British Museum 1923.6.194

Dimensions: Length 134cm; width across at gunwale 35.5

Technique: Forged nails in gunwales; ends of frame split and steamed so that separate “splints” bend individually to accommodate differences in radius; numerous ribs.

Motifs: none

Collector: Mrs. B. Braithewaite-Batty

Notes: Female doll, male doll and canoe with paddles were acquired as a set.

References: Adney, Edwin Tappan and Howard I. Chapelle. 1983. The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.