Quilled chair back panel - ROM2005_5882_1


Quilled chair back panel

Maker: Mi'kmaq
Medium:Birchbark, porcupine quills
Geography: Atlantic Coast, Canada
Date: 1870-1900
41 x 25.5 x 0.5 cm
Object number: NS44014
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture

Mi'kmaq-made chair seat with matching back panel came on the market around 1870 and remained popular through to 1900. The style of this piece suggests an 1890s date. The chair back panel features the eight legged starfish and compass work designs. The chair seat features compass work and stepped designs. The vivid colours and fine condition indicate that this piece has never been used.  The piece was donated to the museum in 1929. See also NS44013.

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