- Museum number
Model canoe made of wood, birch bark, root, feather (?), porcupine quill (?).
- Production date
- 1982 (before)
Height: 10 centimetres
Length: 69.50 centimetres
Width: 14 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Comment by Ruth Holmes Whitehead, March 1985 "Birchbark, spruce root, porcupine quills, organic dyes, wood. Typical Micmac canoe shape; single sheet of bark cut and folded, sewn at bow and atern with spruce root. Wooden gunwales, ribs, thwarts and sheathing. Exterior decorated with porcupine quillwork, using the bark insertion method. Quills white and dyed blue (Indigo), russet (Bloodroot), yellow (Goldthread), and black (unknown). The quilling is a horizontal rectangle right under the tim, with quills inserted diagonally across the rectangle, in stripes of the above-mentioned colours. At either end, this band of quills dips down and then up in one-half of the double-curve motif, surmounted by a triangle. Below the band is a horizontal line of chevrons over bare bark, interspersed with stars."
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1988 15 Jan-1 May, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, The Spirit Sings: Artistic Traditions of Canada's First Peoples
1988 1 Jul-1 Nov, Museum of Civilization, Lorne Building, Ottawa, The Spirit Sings: Artistic Traditions of Canada's First Peoples
1999 25 Jun-2011 2 Mar, BM Room 26; Gallery of North America, Case: "The Northeastern Woodlands"
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number