Birchbark Tray

Native American, Huron
Mid-19th Century


Dimensions

Length x width: 22.9 x 22.9 x 5.4 cm (9 x 9 x 2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2013.660

Medium or Technique

Birch bark, dyed moose hair

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Moose hair embroidery, the purple dye is from the elderberry plant.

Provenance

November 17, 1993, sold by John Molloy Gallery, New York, to James Frank, LaJolla, CA; consigned by Frank to Molloy Gallery; 2013, sold by Molloy Gallery to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 2013)

Credit Line

Partial gift of James Frank and the Frank B. Bemis Fund and Hilsinger Janson Fund for Native American Art