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birch bark box with lid
  • Wyandot (Huron) peoples
  • birch bark box with lid, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Ontario or Quebec, Canada?
  • birch bark, moose hair?, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 5.5 x 7.5 x 24 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 1/8 x 2 15/16 x 9 7/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2236.a,b

The rectangular birch bark box (2007.2236.a) has a lid (2007.2236.b). Each side of the box and lid are stitched together with black string. It is decorated with white tulip-like flowers with yellow leaves, made of moose hair, which looks like small quills. The sides of the lid are decorated with yellow leaves. The top of the lid has a larger cluster of flowers in the center, and smaller ones on either side of the center.