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Basket3262/4
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Round basket with attached lid. Basket is made of strips of black ash wood, in a variety of broad weaves. Around centre of body are two strips of twisted bark that create a wooden curl. Both above and below are strips coloured light pink. Near base is a thin braid of green-coloured bark. Two handles sit opposite each other, circles of bark attached by a curl under the rim. Lid is connected to body by black thread, which also sews strips of bark together to create lid’s rim. Green braids are woven around edge, and bark curls attach a handle to centre of lid.

Culture
Ojibwa
Material
black ash wood ?, dye and sweet grass ?
Made in
Walpole Island, Ontario, Canada
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Lidded Basket2014.14.44a,b
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The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection.

Culture
Woodlands
Material
black ash, commercial sea grass and aniline dye
Holding Institution
Portland Art Museum
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Basket2013.71.2
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The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection.

Culture
“Haudenosaunee/Iroquois” ?
Material
black ash and natural dye
Made in
“Woodlands” ?
Holding Institution
Portland Art Museum
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Splint Basket2013.71.4
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The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection.

Culture
“Haudenosaunee/Iroquois” ?
Material
black ash and sweet grass
Made in
“Woodlands” ?
Holding Institution
Portland Art Museum
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Engraved Tusk20.894
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The walrus tusk is engraved with different scenes, each having its own groundline in space. The scenes include: men netting fish or seal and birds flying above; men hunting bear and deer using spears and bows & arrows; large whale with spume coming out of its blowhole along with several fins in the water nearby; a dog sled; two bears wrestling and a man lassoing a bird.

Culture
Eskimo
Material
walrus tusk, black ash ?, graphite ? and oil
Holding Institution
Brooklyn Museum
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Engraved Whale Tooth20.895
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The object is a sperm whale tooth with engraved images into which black pigment was applied. Images depict various aspects of hunting, fishing, and daily life. They include animals such as walrus, bears, whales, fishes and dogs. Condition is fair and stable with some material loss towards wide end of tooth.

Culture
Eskimo
Material
sperm whale tooth, black ash ?, graphite ? and oil
Holding Institution
Brooklyn Museum
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