Cigar case

Native American (Eastern Woodlands, possibly Huron)
1850–75


Object Place: Lorette, Quebec, Canada

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

63.289

Medium or Technique

Moose hair on birch bark

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb