About this object

An oval birch bark box with lid. The wood has been steamed and bent into shape, the joining edges have been stirched to hold the pieces together.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: Finland
  • Date made
  • Materials
    Wood Bark Birch
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Frederick Marshman and Irma Bailey (Gift)
  • Collector
    Irma Bailey
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    70 mm x 93 mm x 192 mm
  • Note
    In 1972, Irma Bailey offered a number of objects to the museum, including a group of tools and pigments used by Lharipa. Mrs Bailey noted in her inventory for the museum, "Charcoal bag as used by the "Lharipas" for tracing the design onto the wood. The disign is first drawn on paper (freehand) and pricked out and then the charcoal is used for transferring the design onto the wood through the holes pricked. This charcoal happens to be in a Finnish birch bark box (1972.362.4b!"
  • Related people
    Frederick Marshman Bailey (Previous owner); Irma Bailey (Collector)


Previous owners

  • Frederick Marshman Bailey

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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