Native American (Eastern Woodlands, possibly Huron)
Object Place: Lorette, Quebec, Canada
Overall: 16 x 9.5 x 4.5 cm (6 5/16 x 3 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.) Other (Cover): 6.2 x 9.5 x 4.5 cm (2 7/16 x 3 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Moose hair on birch bark
Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)
Birchbark, covered outside entirely with scarlet broadcloth and embroidered with dyed moose hair. Cover shows row of Indians smoking pipes arranged in groups of three. Body shows tree with birds and squirrels on one side, two standing Indians smoking on the other. Edge striped with bundled white quills. Worn.
Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb