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Embroidered with moose hair and porcupine quills
In fine original condition
Size : 9.5 cm long – 3¾ ins long
By the mid 19th century the production of art commodities such as this scissor case was a strategy for survival. These products enabled native communities to have a basic subsistence. Goods were often traded for food : a quill embroidered box in the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto still contains a carefully lettered note to a local shopkeeper asking for lard and canned corn as payment.
|Height||9.50 cm||(3.74 inches)|