Cradle Board


From: Canada | Quebec | Maniwaki

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 29-10-90
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 Birchbark
Technique Etched
Iconography Flowers

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".

Length 54.93 cm
Width 32 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Frederick Johnson (#1-93) / Gift of Frank Speck (#94-99), 1929

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