Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
The promotion advancement of science, literature and art
When our building was requisitioned for the war effort during the second World War we were only given 48 hours to pack up all our collections!
Made from birch-bark with blue and red dyed porcupine quill embroidery (the blue colouration has faded), the craftsmanship of this item is superb. The person who made this container was either a Métis or First Nations aboriginal Canadian of Red River Colony, Manitoba, Canada.