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Cradle Board

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Object Number:29-10-90
Current Location: Native American Voices
Currently On Display
Culture:Algonkin
Provenience: Canada
Quebec
Maniwaki
Culture Area: Northeast Culture Area
Locus: Reservation 6 miles south of Maniwaki
Section:American
Materials:Birchbark
Technique:Etched
Iconography:Flowers
Length: 54.93 cm
Width: 32 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Frederick Johnson (#1-93) / Gift of Frank Speck (#94-99), 1929

Description

Birchbark cradle board, decorated with etched floral designs and interesting application of scalloped design around edge, on the back note variation of scalloped design. Cradle boards of this type are made for new born babies and are used sometimes until the child is a month old or more. This specimen is very important in that it is the only one which has been collected from the Algonquin. It is called wigwas tikinag n; wigwas "birchbark", tikinag n "cradle board".

Current & Past Exhibitions:

World Culture Day / Six Continents, One World: A Day of Archaeological Discovery / "What in the World" (22 Oct 1994 - 22 Oct 1994) View Objects in Exhibition
Native American Voices: The People - Here and Now (01 Mar 2014) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] 1930. "A Collection of Algonkin Ethnology". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 1. no. 2. pg. 13-14 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 13, pl. IVView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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