University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-10-79B
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Algonkin
Provenience: Canada
Quebec
Maniwaki
Culture Area: Northeast
Locus: Reservation 6 miles south of Maniwaki
Section:American
Materials:Splint
Credit Line:Purchased from Frederick Johnson (#1-93) / Gift of Frank Speck (#94-99), 1929

Description

Proof of dies on splint. A number of potato dies used in stamping the baskets are included in the collection. Obviously these are not made until it is desired to use them because they soon shrivel if they are exposed to the air for any length of time. The accompanying collection represents approximately the range of variation employed by one woman. Mrs. Michelle Buckshot is the only one known to do this type of work. the two ash strips included show the


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