(private or public)
Mi'kmaq miniature baskets from
Maria QC, private collection
Passamaquoddy & Penobscot
Basket molds private collection
Abenaki baskets from
Odanak QC, private collection
You own a collection of native objects such as: splint wood baskets, quillwork, beadwork, moose hair embroidery, etched, painted or bitten bark, wooden and stone decorated objects, or even hand made tools used in the manufacture of these crafts. You deserve to increase their authenticity and their cultural value by learning more about them.
Your collection of Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, or Abenaki art and historical objects may need :
* explanation, as in the case of hand made tools
* maker or the community they originate from
* date or approximate period they were made
* types of materials included in their fabrication
Cultural and Historical Interpretation
* function – most historical native art was first of all a useful object
* historical and cultural context
* relevance in the evolution of the art form, or in the history of native culture
* comparison to similar examples from other native cultures
Allow us to help you learn more about your collection. You may have a
rare cultural treasure that you are not aware of.
Read about some examples of cultural treasures we have already discovered in private or public collections –
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