- Museum number
Oval birchbark box embroidered with dyed porcupine quillwork on sides and lid with wooden base.
Height: 5.40 centimetres
Length: 10.20 centimetres
Width: 7 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Comment made by Ruth Holmes Whitehead, March 1985: "Oval lidded box, wooden base, bark liner, bark exterior quilled in obtuse-angled chevrons in white and aqua stripes, triangles in aqua lattice-weavw over bare bark. Sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata) borders, overswen with thin woodsplints instead of the usual spruce root. Lid side a band of bark wrapped with splint, with quill interweave. Lid top white quill ground with a decorative interlock in aqua with aqua stapling; orange overlay. Signed on base 'Micmac/Mrs. Peter Glode (name originally Claude)/Shubenacadie, N.S./1949'."
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This object was donated by Robert Bruce Inverarity in 1976. In his accompanying notes (Eth. Doc. 1225), he records that the object was obtained from Frank G. Speck in 1949. Speck recorded that he collected the object from its maker, a Mrs. Peter Glade Jr, in Nova Scotia.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Item 106 (Inverarity collection number)