Moosehair bundles - ROM2005_5874_1


Moosehair bundles

Maker: Huron
Medium:Dyed moosehair
Geography: Lorette (Wendake), Quebec
Date: mid-19th century
Length 22 x width 6.5 x depth 2.5 cm
Object number: 922.1.84
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Evelyn H.C. Johnson; The Chiefswood Collection
Not on view
DescriptionWedding gift to Emily and George Johnson from Hurons of Lorette (Wendake). These dyed moosehair bundles would have been used for embroidery. In the early 20th century Evelyn H.C. Johnson, a member of a prominent Six Nations Mohawk family, donated to the Royal Ontario Museum a large number of objects named the Chiefswood Collection after the name of the Johnson family home. In this collection, Evelyn Johnson created a remarkable record of her family over four generations, and of events that involved the Iroquoian people at Six Nations from the end of the American Revolution to the Six Nations Agricultural Fair of 1922.
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