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Chest3630/1 a-b

Large lidded wooden chest. The exterior of the chest (part a) shows finely grooved texturing on surface. Each panel has borders at all four edges, with fine, vertical, parallel lines throughout the centre. Five parallel grooves run horizontally along the upper and lower edges of the chest, with diagonal grooves down each adjacent corner. The corners and base are secured with root-like(?) ties, wood pegs and nails. The exterior has a dark brown-black colour. The interior of the chest shows carving tool marks. There is a rectangular piece of wood along the interior, bottom edge of one side panel. The lid (part b) is flat on underside, with an upright ridge along the long front and back edges. The side edges are also carved with fine vertical parallel lines. The lid is composed of three pieces of wood pegged and nailed together. The underside surface of the lid is covered in carving tool marks.

Culture
“Nuu-chah-nulth” ?
Material
cedar wood, root ? and metal
Made in
British Columbia, Canada ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Raw Material3413/4 a-b

Raw materials (part a), pieces of red ochre and a piece of root(?), wrapped in an orange cloth (part b).

Culture
Coast Salish
Material
ochre mineral, root ? and fibre
Made in
British Columbia, Canada
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Raw Material3413/3 a-b

Raw materials (part a), possibly root or fungus(?), wrapped in a cloth scarf (part b) with a purple and yellow floral design on beige background and blue border.

Culture
Coast Salish
Material
root ? and fibre
Made in
British Columbia, Canada
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Basketry3454/1 a-b

Basketry covered bottle (part a) with faded design of a whale and whalers in a boat around middle. Above and below the whaling scene is a single red line with half circles repeating through it. There are bands of faded black with repeating red dashes through the centre. On the shoulder of the bottle is an extremely faded black design. The base has various sizes of plant fibres used, and an oval design in bright yellow, outlined in black. Removable basketry lid (part b) has two red dotted lines around the side and a red circle on the top with a faded black spiral design within.

Culture
“Nuu-chah-nulth” ?
Material
swamp grass, glass, cedar root ? and dye
Made in
British Columbia, Canada
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Halibut Hook3419/1 a-b

Wooden halibut hook (part a) with wooden B-shaped float and detached metal barb (part b). Float attached to hook by thick cord wrapped in cedar root. A section of twisted cord extends beyond the float in a loop. The barb has lashings around its base.

Culture
“Northwest Coast” ?
Material
cedar root, wood, iron metal, plant fibre and cotton fibre
Made in
Canada
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Yam Mask3459/4

Wooden, oval-shaped plaque-like mask. Square hole carved at the bottom and wing-like attachments are on either side, tied to the main body with roots(?). Attachments painted black, on both sides, with crosshatching designs overtop. Primarily done in white with red strokes throughout. Main body painted red-orange, on both sides, with rows of design overtop. Rows have large white “X”’s with thin black ovals in between. Centres of X’s are painted red-orange. Plain black bands between rows, trimmed in white. On the front, the centre oval in the top row has a white chevron border. Above the oval is a sculpted head. Cheeks of face are unpainted, the nose is red, and there is a large black beard covering the bottom portion of the face. It has one thick black eyebrow with two small white eyes underneath. Figure is wearing a headdress(?). Headdress has a red cap with an upside down white triangle in its centre. Headdress extends into a large black circle with white stripes. Area around square hole, on both sides, is unpainted.

Culture
“New Guinea” ?
Material
wood, paint and root ?
Made in
Papua New Guinea
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Basket2899/1 a-b

Large rectangular lidded basket with handles and a tight weave. The basket body is deep with a wide mouth, narrowing to a smaller base, with imbricated diamond, triangle and arrow shaped patterns in colours of tan, dark brown and red-brown decorating all sides. The lid (part b) is flat and has a low profile. It is decorated with imbrication similar to that on the body. The basket has two half circle handles attached at the shorter sides, just under the rim (one reattached in 2019).

Culture
“Coast Salish” ?
Material
cedar wood, cedar root, cherry bark and cat-tail grass ?
Made in
Canada
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Basketry Tray3369/4

Rounded basketry tray with high sides. Sides are reinforced with cedar bark around the interior. Design around sides features a solid brown band above and below depictions of sea creatures, birds and boats. The rim is wrapped in a single dark green-blue strand, which also outlines the corner edge of the tray, and the square at centre. Centre of the tray features a square of woven cedar bark.

Culture
“Nuu-chah-nulth” ?
Material
root ?, grass ?, cedar bark and dye
Made in
British Columbia, Canada
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Basket3369/2 a-b

Round basket (part a) with lid (part b). The basket sides are decorated with a canoe and sea creature. There are three figures in the canoe, one of them holding a spear. The basket sides bulge at centre, tapering slightly to the rim, reinforced by a band of cedar bark. The basket also tapers slightly towards the base. The centre of the base has a simple square weave of cedar bark. The lid is decorated with a six-point star, faded to red and olive green, which incorporates the knob at centre. The imbricated designs have faded on the exterior basket sides and lid.

Culture
“Nuu-chah-nulth” ?
Material
cedar root ?, dye and cedar bark ?
Made in
British Columbia, Canada
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Wolf and Killerwhale Transformation3309/8

Paddle carved from a single piece of wood. On one side, the blade and shaft have carved and painted designs with inlaid abalone and operculum shells. The shaft has a large red whale(?) with a row of operculum teeth facing the grip, and below the cedar wrap, a raven(?) profile. The blade has a black wolf-killerwhale(?) and a small red salmon(?). The grip is natural, with either side painted black and inlaid with abalone shell. The blade, throat and mid-shaft are wrapped with cedar root. A thin black leather strap is tied below the grip.

Culture
Coast Salish
Material
yew wood, abalone shell, operculum shell, cedar root and paint
Made in
Canada
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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