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This oval basket is decorated with zig-zag designs in white, red, brown, yellow, and blue porcupine quills colored with aniline dyes. On the cover red, brown, and gray designs surround an eight-pointed star in blue and black with a red center.

Inscription

On bottom: Micmac / Nova Scotia

Provenance

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William White Howells (Mrs. Howells d. 3/23/2000) in 1973.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William White Howells

Native American (Micmac), about 1875

Object Place

Maine or Nova Scotia, U.S.A., Canada

Dimensions

10.79 x 13.02 x 20.32 cm (4 1/4 x 5 1/8 x 8 in.)

Accession Number

1973.161a-b

Medium or Technique

Porcupine quills and birch bark

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Basketry