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Bark container

Saffron Walden Museum
Item: Bark container

Date: 1841

Area: Québec

Catalogue number: Saffron Walden LNC 8022

Dimensions: Diameter 16cm; height 12.2cm

Technique: Top rim is finished with a "binding" of birch bark. Sides are "finger-jointed." Surface of birch bark appears to have been impressed with a diamond-shaped design. When shown a photograph of this container, a number of women at Waskaganish suggested that these designs were created by biting the birch bark (dental patterns).

Motifs: Diamonds

Collector: Presented to Cuming Museum by Captain N. Jackson (likely the collector).