Case - ROM2005_6026_1



Maker: Huron
Medium:Birchbark, moosehair, cloth
Geography: Quebec, Canada
Date: 19th century
8.6 x 5.9 x 2.5 cm
Object number: 992.274.67.1
Credit Line: Repatriated from England by the Royal Ontario Museum with the assistance of a grant approved by the Minister of Canadian Heritage under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. Ouevre rapatriée de England par le Musée royal de l'Ontario avec l'aide d'une subvention approuvée par le Ministre du Patrimoine Canadien vertu de la Loi sur L'Exposition et L'Importation du Biens Culturels.
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionMi’kmaq, Malecite and Huron Wendat peoples produced delicate moosehair embroidery on birchbark and cloth throughout much of the 19th century. Mi’kmaq and Malecite people who camped near Quebec City in the summer likely learned the art from the local Huron Wendat. The embroidered images often depict people in fine dress, a sign of well being. Strawberries, which are ritually important in this world and the afterworld, are also frequent motifs.
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