M16933.1-2 | Container with lid
Anonyme - Anonymous
1830-1860, 19th century
Birchbark, moosehair, silk liner, cotton thread, dyes
6.5 x 9.5 x 22 cm
Gift of Miss Blackader
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Container with lid (68)
Keys to History
Huron-Wendat women demonstrated great creativity in their artisanal production through their ability to target a market niche. They perfected elaborate embroidery techniques and created refined and original products that were greatly prized by bourgeois women.
This glove box is but one example - the perfect match of aesthetics, sophistication and usefulness. Magnificent boxes like these are especially interesting for the variety of their embroidery stitches in moosehair.
This birchbark glove box is lined with silk and generously decorated with embroidery in moosehair dyed with natural pigments.
In the 19th century, Wendake, on the outskirts of Quebec City, had a flourishing artisanal industry. It was a great economic boost for Huron-Wendat families.
This glove box, so attractively embroidered with moosehair, was made in about the mid-19th century, between 1830 and 1860.
This superb glove box is clearly the work of a Huron-Wendat woman. These artists produced many fine works elaborately embroidered with moosehair in the middle of the 19th century.