Baby charm - ROM2005_5433_1


Baby charm

Maker: Victoria Metawapit, Northern Ojibwa
Medium:Wood, string, wool yarn
Geography: Weagamow Lake, Ontario, Canada
Date: 1950s
8.5 x 6.3 x 0.8 cm
Object number: 959.50.193
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionCharms of wooden hoops filled with netting are hung from the hoops of cradleboards. Netting, such as fish nets, is important for providing food and netting is also significant for providing protection. The netted baby charm is a visual metaphor where the net charm catches illness and harmful spirits and thus fosters the growth of a strong adult.
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