Miniature Birch Bark and Quill Canoe
Miniature Birch Bark and Quill Canoe

Miniature Birch Bark and Quill Canoe

c. 1900 to c. 1910 Canada

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£245 gbp
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Replica of a full size Mi’kmaq canoe made of birch bark with dyed porcupine quill as decoration and sewn with spruce root. The full size canoes are made with the same materials and were strong enough to use on the ocean. As well as for use as toys, these small-scale replicas had spiritual significance, thought to possess the same characteristics and power as the larger ones. For similar, see The McCord Museum, Montreal.
Canadian, probably Nova Scotia,circa 1900 - 1910
Length 7.25” (18.5cm) Width 1.75” (4.5cm)
Stock No. 1214
The Mi’knaq were among the most skilled Aboriginal mariners in Canada and paddled across the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the North Shore and along the coastlines of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and New England.
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Baggott Church Street Ltd

Baggott Church Street Ltd
Church Street
GL54 1BB

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