Proof Of Die


From: Canada | Quebec | Maniwaki

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 29-10-79B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Algonkin
Provenience Canada | Quebec | Maniwaki
Culture Area Northeast Culture Area
Locus Reservation 6 miles south of Maniwaki
Section American
Materials Splint

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 different stamps. The dies are termed p dukiwap gwun, "potato flowers."

Outside Diameter 16 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Frederick Johnson (#1-93) / Gift of Frank Speck (#94-99), 1929

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