Gaming Mat


From: Canada | British Columbia

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA8573
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tsimshian
Provenience Canada | British Columbia
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Hide | Pigment | Bone

Gambling mat with a red and black painted animal figure on one side. A strip of white fur goes down the center, flanked on either side by strips of brown fur. Red designs are painted between the fur and the fringed edges of the mat. A rectangular, bone ornament is attached to a strap at one end.

Length 61 cm
Width 28 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1918

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