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Paint-brush with a thick wooden handle, with worn-down bristles.

Longer Description

Paint-brush with a thick wooden handle, with worn-down bristles. The handle is narrow and round at one end, and then thickens and flattens in the midsection, before tapering slightly at the other end where the bristles are attached. There is cedar bark wrapped around the paint-brush to help hold the bristles in place. Remnants of black and red paint are visible. [CAK 17/05/2010]

Research Notes

The following information comes from Haida delegates who worked with the museum's collection in September 2009 as part of the project “Haida Material Culture in British Museums: Generating New Forms of Knowledge”:
This paintbrush was viewed alongside other tools on Monday Sept 14, 2009. Gaahlaay (Lonnie Young) was curious if the brush could be split in order to find out how far down the fur bristles extend. [See also the entries for 1891.49.72-.78] [CAK 17/05/2010]

Primary Documentation

Accession Book Entry - 17 April 1923. STEVENS sale room - (Lots. 214, 242, 246, 255 & 256) Specimens collected by Capt. G. T. F. Pilke, R.N., H.M.S. "Virago", viz:... Native paint-brush, the bristles (much worn down) bound to a thick wooden handle, obtained in 1900 by Dr Newcombe at MASSET, QUEEN CHARLOTTE ID. [128].... Pd by cheque 17 April 1923 16-2-0
Added Accession Book Entry - This object was physically numbered by Nicolette Meister

There is no further information on the catalogue card. [CW 9 6 98]

Written on object - Haida Paint-brush. Masset, Qu. Charlotte Ids. coll. by Capt. Pike, 1900 [128] Pur. 17.4.1923 (Stevens). [NM 21 2 1997]

Related Documents File - The Haida Project Related Documents File contains video of research sessions and interviews with Haida delegates from September 2009 as part of the project ‘Haida Material Culture in British Museums: Generating New Forms of Knowledge'. It also includes post-visit communications that discuss object provenance. For extensive photographic, video, and textual records documenting the Haida research visit as a whole, including but not limited to preparations of objects for handling, travel logistics, British Museum participation, transcribed notes from research sessions and associated public events held at PRM, see the Haida Project Digital Archive, stored with the Accessions Registers. Original hand-written notes taken during research sessions have been accessioned into the Manuscripts collection, in addition to select other materials. [CAK 02/06/2010]

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